16:14 01.11.2018

C14 leader says Russia mistakenly puts artist with same surname on sanctions list

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A number of mistakes have been made in the list of Ukrainians under new Russian sanctions.

"Today Russia has imposed sanctions on Ukrainian individuals. On the list are [lawmaker Andriy] Illenko, [leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) volunteer movement Mykola] Kokhanivsky, [Interior Minister Arsen] Avakov, and … Yevhen Karas. But not with the patronymic Vasyliovych, but Valeriyovych. He is an artist and owner of an art gallery, but not the leader of C14," Yevhen Vasyliovych Karas, a leader of C14, a radical Ukrainian nationalists group, said on Facebook on Thursday.

"A state armed with nuclear weapons can't figure out whom they are imposing federal sanctions on," Karas added.

Other mistakes include the spelling of Ihor Gryniv, a member of parliament from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc. His name in the list is spelled Ihor Grynev.

There are additional mistakes in the transliteration of surnames belonging to Ukrainian officials, including the head of Ukraine's SBU Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak, as well as the surname of Stepan Chernovetskyi, the son of ex-Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi.

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