30 Jan 2023 13:05

Ukraine sanctions 185 Russian, Belarusian entities, including Uralkali, Belaruskali, Belarusian Railway

MINSK. Jan 30 (Interfax) - Ukraine has imposed sanctions on 185 Russian and Belarusian legal entities and individuals, including three individual entrepreneurs, in line with a decree signed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on January 28 and published on the official presidential website.

The sanction list includes, among others, transport, leasing, investment, and manufacturing companies. The sanctions will be in effect for ten years, blocking the entities' assets and capital transfer outside of Ukraine, as well as restricting their commercial and transit operations via Ukrainian territory.

In particular, the list comprises Russia's Uralkali , the Bashkir Soda Company , the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), Kazanorgsintez PJSC, Gazprombank Leasing, VTB Leasing, Raiffeisen-Leasing, PSB Leasing, Gazpromtrans, Spetsenergotrans, Inter Cargo Company, the Russian Container Company , the Investment Wagon Company, Freight Company, Federal Freight Company, and others.

The Belarusian entities sanctioned by Ukraine include Belaruskali, Gomel Chemical Plant, Belarusian Railway and its affiliate Belintertrans Transport Logistical Center, EvroTransVagon, Kronospan OSB, Belgazprombank, Bellesexport, ASB Leasing, Sodrugestvo Trans-Agro, and others.

Zelensky instructed the Foreign Ministry to inform the relevant agencies in the European Union, the United States, and other countries of Ukraine's sanctions and propose that they impose analogous restrictions.

In commenting on the decision, Zelensky said, "We're talking about 185 companies and individuals. Their assets in Ukraine shall be blocked, and their property shall be used for our defense. And we will work to make sure that other countries apply analogous blocking measures, as well."