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Putin orders new sanctions against Ukraine

Source: Meduza

On October 22, Vladimir Putin signed an executive order authorizing his government to devise “special economic measures” aimed at Ukraine for Kyiv’s “hostile actions against Russia.” The president’s order calls on his cabinet to designate a list of individuals and entities for targeted sanctions.

In July 2018, the newspaper Kommersant reported that the Kremlin was drafting a plan to freeze the assets of Ukrainians to be named in future sanctions. Currently, the Ukrainian government has imposed sanctions against roughly 1,700 individuals and about 700 entities (most of them from Russia).