Ukraine's National Security Council approves new anti-Russian sanctions

Ukraine's National Security Council approves new anti-Russian sanctions

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has approved new sanctions against Russian nationals and entities, extending the existing anti-Russian restrictions for one year, NSDC press service said Thursday, Sputnik reports.

"The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has introduced additional sanctions against nationals and entities of the aggressor-state," the press service said in a statement.

In particular, the sanctions have been imposed on Crimea residents who have been elected to the Russian State Duma, as well as "against the members of the so-called election committees and Ukrainian enterprises in Crimea that have been re-registered as Russian companies," the statement said.

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