Rada proposes to impose sanctions against deputies of the State Duma of Russia, who initiated the recognition of L / DPR
The Verkhovna Rada proposes that the National Security and Defence Council impose sanctions on Russian State Duma deputies who initiated the recognition of two separatist regions as independent states.
At a meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 322 parliamentarians supported the resolution.
Sanctions are proposed in the context of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine and in connection with the appeal of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to Putin on the need to recognize the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, which threatens Ukraine's national security and territorial integrity. This is stated in the explanatory note to the document.
People's deputies propose to apply the following personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions):
1. assets blocking - temporary restriction of a person's right to use and dispose of the property belonging to them;
2. restrictions on trade transactions;
3. restriction, partial or complete cessation of transit of resources, flights and transportation through the territory of Ukraine;
4. prevention of capital flight outside Ukraine;
5. suspension of economic and financial obligations, revocation or suspension of licences and other permits,
6. obtaining (availability) of which is a condition for carrying out a certain type of activity, in particular, revocation or suspension of special permits for subsoil use;
7. prohibition of participation in privatisation, lease of state property by residents of a foreign state and persons who are directly or indirectly controlled by residents of a foreign state or act in their interests;
8. ban on the use of radiofrequency resources of Ukraine;
9. restriction or termination of the provision of electronic communications services and the use of electronic communications networks;
10. complete or partial prohibition of transactions in securities issued by persons subject to sanctions;
11. termination of issuance of permits, licences for import to Ukraine from a foreign state or export from Ukraine of currency values and restriction of cash issuance on payment cards issued by residents of a foreign state;
12. termination of trade agreements, joint projects and industrial programs in certain areas, including security and defence;
13. prohibition of technology transfer, rights to intellectual property rights;
14. termination of cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sports contacts, entertainment programs with foreign countries and foreign legal entities;
15. refusal to issue and cancel visas to residents of foreign countries, application of other bans on entry into the territory of Ukraine;
16. cancellation of official visits, meetings, negotiations on the conclusion of contracts or agreements;
17. deprivation of state awards of Ukraine, other forms of awarding;
18. ban on the acquisition of land;
19. other sanctions that comply with the principles of their application established by this law.
The sanctions list includes 351 people. The National Security and Defence Council may expand this list to include Russian politicians who voted in favour of recognizing the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR on February 22, according to the committee during the resolution's discussion.
What is known
- The European Union's member states have agreed on a new set of anti-Russian sanctions in response to Russia's recognition of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR independence.
- They will affect 351 Russian Federation State Duma deputies as well as 27 individuals and legal entities. EU High Representative Josep Borrell stated this on February 22.
- Britain has imposed sanctions on five banks and three Russian oligarchs.
- US President Joe Biden has announced new sanctions against the Russian Federation for recognizing its self-proclaimed L / DPR. These are restrictions imposed on two banks, Russia's sovereign debt, and Russian elites and their families.
- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has cancelled a previously scheduled meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov because Russia recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR.
- Russia's aggressive decision to recognize the L/DPR as independent has been condemned by 46 countries and five international organisations.
- The Foreign Ministry asks the President of Ukraine to sever diplomatic ties with Russia.
- On February 21, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik, leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, simultaneously asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the L / DPR.
- On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed "LPR" and "DPR" and signed a decree.
- Ukraine and the West have stated that Russia's recognition of the L / DPR means its withdrawal from the Minsk agreements.
- A few hours after Russia's recognition of the L / DPR, Moscow began bringing its troops into their territory, ostensibly for peacekeeping purposes.
- President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine would remain the same, despite Russia's actions that mean ignoring decisions within the Normandy format and the Kremlin's unilateral withdrawal from the Minsk agreements.
- Ukraine has initiated an emergency summit of the Normandy Four. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a request within the framework of the Budapest Memorandum with a request to hold consultations immediately.
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