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15 Jan. () –
The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has announced this Sunday the imposition of sanctions on another 198 personalities of the Russian culture and media, with which there are already 317 names included in the kyiv sanctions lists. In the last package is the film director Andrei Konchalovski, responsible for films such as ‘Tango and Cash’, ‘Siberiada’ or ‘The train from hell’.
Document 23/2023 of the Presidency thus validates a decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to impose “special economic and other restrictive personal measures” for ten years on citizens, the vast majority of whom are Russians, according to the news agency. Ukrainian news Ukrinform.
Among the names on the list are the Russian blogger Dimitri Puchkov, known as ‘Goblin’; the politician Sergei Stankevich; the producer of the Russian television Zvezda, Boris Yanovski; the television presenter Yana Rudkovska or the actor and presenter Boris Korchevnikov.
Also included are music critic and journalist Sergei Sosedov; the sociologist Yevhen Kopatko; the diplomat and political scientist Rodion Miroshnkik; the propagandist and publicist Vladimir Kornilov, the sports journalist Dimitri Guberniev or the Ukrainian and former television presenter Diana Panchenko.
On January 7, Zelensky already sanctioned another 119 Russian personalities, including several famous people and three people with Ukrainian citizenship. In it were Irina Allegrova -Ukrainian citizen-, the television presenter Zhanna Badoeva, the singer Dimitro Bilan, the presenter Dana Borisova or the singer Oleksander Buinov.
He also mentions the former Ukrainian soccer player Anatoli Timoshchuk -Ukrainian who continued to work as assistant coach of Zenit Saint Petersburg after the Russian invasion-, the singer Larisa Dolina, the actor Dimitro Diuzhev, the singer Victoria Daineko, the actor Dimitro Jaratian or the singer Philip Kirkorov.
In December Zelensky already imposed sanctions on thirteen religious of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, including Metropolitan Luka of Zaporizhia and Melitopol and Metropolitan Panteleimon of Lugansk and Alchevsk, which include the deprivation of Ukrainian nationality.