Putin imposes retaliatory sanctions against Ukraine

The report published on the Kremlin’s website states that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree introducing "special economic measures" in regards to the "unfriendly Ukraine’s actions."

The decree states that Russia imposed these economic restrictions to protect its national interests and “respond to Ukraine’s unfriendly and contrary to international law actions related to the introduction of restrictive measures against citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”.

The Russian president instructed the government to identify these special economic measures and prepare a list of individuals and legal entities to which these sanctions will be applied.

The decree came into force on October 22. It will be cancelled if Ukraine lifts sanctions against Russia.

Ukraine imposed sanctions against 1,762 individuals and 786 legal entities from Russia.

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