Sanctions against Ukraine will affect the 360 companies and over 50 individuals

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotobanka of the Russian Government. Archival photoSanctions against Ukraine will affect the 360 companies and over 50 individuals© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia has completed work work on the resolution, which envisages the introduction of economic measures in response to sanctions imposed by Kiev, said a source in the government.

According to him, in the near future the document will be submitted for the signature of Dmitry Medvedev.

The interviewee said that the response will affect about 360 companies and over 50 individuals.

Touching personal composition, the source said that the list will be a lot of interesting discoveries for Ukrainian citizens. He mentioned the fact that some Ukrainian officials who hold against Moscow radical views, are not averse to capitalize on this relationship.

Economic constraints

Vladimir Putin last week signed a decree providing for the imposition of special economic measures because of the actions of Kiev, who are unfriendly and contrary to international law against the Russians.

According to Medvedev, under the effect of these measures will fall a few hundred citizens of Ukraine and Ukrainian companies, to the detriment of the Moscow. Such measures, according to the Prime Minister, will include the blocking of assets of persons and prohibiting the withdrawal of capital and the supply of goods from Ukraine. Medvedev assured that the sanctions will not affect the Ukrainian people as a whole.

Unfriendly decisions of Kiev

Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions after the decision of Kiev. In may, Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of the Council of national security and defense, providing for the extension of sanctions against Russian legal entities and individuals, and extending the restrictive measures imposed in previous years.

Poroshenko in late 2016, signed a law on the mechanism of limiting access to the Ukrainian market of printed products «anti-Ukrainian content» from Russia. In Kiev hopes that the measures will stimulate the Ukrainian market of printed products, in particular, will become much more Ukrainian books. Now for import to the Ukrainian territory of printed materials must be approved by the state Committee of the country.

The Verkhovna Rada in January 2015, adopted a statement in which Russia is called «an aggressor country» because Ukraine believes that Moscow meddles in its Affairs is a party to the conflict in the Donbass. The evidence of this statement was provided. The Russian foreign Ministry called the statement «public unsubstantiated innuendo».