Ukraine imposed sanctions against over 5,500 entities, individuals since Crimea's occupation: Dzheppar

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Canan Kevser
14 July 2021, 20:33
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Canan Kevser
14 July 2021, 20:33

Ukraine has imposed sanctions on more than 5,500 individuals and legal entities since the occupation of Crimea by Russia in 2014.

First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar said this during the international round table meeting entitled “Crimea de-occupation policy: Role of sanctions” on July 13.

Asserting that Ukraine had launched domestic sanctions policy since the country found itself in a situation where it needs to respond to Russia’s aggressive actions regarding Crimea, Dzheppar said: "To date, there are more than 5,500 individuals and legal entities on the sanctions lists."

She recalled that this year, the Foreign Ministry initiated sectoral sanctions against Nicaragua over opening a so-called honorary consulate in occupied Crimea.

The first deputy minister said that personal sanctions against those responsible in Nicaragua for making this decision were being drafted.

Background

In February 2021, Ukraine imposed sanctions on Nicaragua for appointing an “honorary consul” in occupied Crimea. The sanctions provide for restrictions on trade operations, suspension of flights and transportation across the territory of Ukraine, ban on technology transfer, ban on investments in Nicaragua, suspension of compliance with financial and economic obligations.

Also, Ukraine endorsed a decision to impose sanctions on 10 former Ukrainian high-ranking officials and security officers who broke their oaths during the occupation of Crimea.