"The elite of Russia", sanctioned by Volodymyr Zelensky, prin

“The elite of Russia”, sanctioned by Volodymyr Zelensky, prin


The Ukrainian president announced a series of sanctions aimed at “the Russian ruling elite”, but also other citizens of Russia and Romania. We are talking about members of the Security Council of Russia, the Council of the Federation of Russia, deputies of the State Duma of Russia, and not only that.

Thus, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announces sanctions for over 600 people from the “Russian ruling elite”, including members of the Russian State Duma.

“Russia’s elite”, sanctioned by Volodymyr Zelensky

Specifically, “An important decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine was made today. Sanctions were applied to 606 people who are part of Russia’s ruling elite. 28 members of the Security Council of Russia, 154 members of the Federation Council of Russia, 424 deputies of the State Duma of Russia.

They are all responsible for this war, for the terror against our people. And none of them will avoid responsibility – it’s only a matter of time. We have already taken some of the necessary legal, diplomatic and political measures for this accountability of them. We are also taking all other measures deliberately,” the Ukrainian president said, according to Ukrinform.

At the same time, the president of Ukraine showed that the Security Service of Ukraine carried out an “important operation”, regarding the activity of some persons subject to sanctions on the territory of the country. Zelensky explained that Ukraine will not allow smugglers and criminal networks to operate on its territory.

Romanians, among the people sanctioned by Kyiv

It should be noted that among those sanctioned are also Romanians, as the Ukrainian president stated. In the case of all of them, the decision was made to withdraw Ukrainian citizenship. Also, the customs officials who helped them were in turn sanctioned by removal from office.

In his clarifications, “Today, an important operation was carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine – regarding the activities of persons subject to sanctions on the territory of our country. We have repeatedly emphasized: there will be no place for smugglers and criminal networks in Ukraine. It seems that some of them did not understand. Well, they will understand.

Customs officials who helped the smugglers, including management, have been removed from office and will face legal action for all their illegal actions.

As for the persons subject to sanctions, who also have foreign citizenship, in particular Russian and Romanian, based on the proposal of the Security Service of Ukraine and in accordance with the norms of the legislation in force, we have taken the decision to revoke the Ukrainian citizenship of these persons Volodymyr Zelensky also declared.