Sanctions against smugglers: Zelensky enacts NSDC decision

Sanctions against smugglers: Zelensky enacts NSDC decision

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree enacting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of April 2, 2021 "On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions),” Ukrinform reports with reference to the President’s Office.

"President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree, which put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of April 2, 2021 ‘On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)’. Under the decision, the National Security and Defense Council supported the proposals made by the Security Service of Ukraine on the application of personal special economic and other sanctions against ten individuals for a period of three years,” reads the report.

According to the NSDC decision, sanctions have been put in place against 79 companies.

It is noted that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine together with the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine must ensure the implementation and monitoring of the effectiveness of these restrictive measures.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine should also inform the competent authorities of the European Union, the United States and other states about the application of sanctions and raise the issue of imposing similar restrictive measures.

As reported, on April 2, after a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, more than 100 employees of the State Customs Service, including heads of customs and customs posts, were suspended from their duties.

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