20 Mar 2023 11:55

Zelensky imposes new sanctions, with Syrian president, Russian, Iranian, UAE companies sanctioned

MOSCOW. March 20 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has enacted a decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose personal sanctions on 300 individuals and 141 entities, with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sanctioned.

The March 18 relevant decree was published on the president's website, Ukrainian media reported.

Of the 300 individuals sanctioned, three are Syrian nationals, seven are Iranian nationals, and the rest are Russian citizens. The sanctions are imposed for a period of 10 years and envision, in particular, blocking assets and trade transactions, transit and transportation throughout Ukraine, revoking licenses, banning the privatization and purchase of land, transfer of technology and intellectual property rights.

The list of 141 entities includes mostly Russian defense industry enterprises, including the Kalashnikov Concern, the Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation, the Ural Automobile Plant, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and the Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Center.

It also includes 16 Iranian companies, including Shahed Aviation Industries Company, Iran Aircraft Industries Company, the Safiran Airport Services and several airlines.

The list also includes three UAE-based air transport companies, Success Aviation Services FZC (Success Aviation) and i Jet Global DMCC (iJet), which, according to the Ukrainian National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP), cooperated with Safiran to coordinate flights between Iran and Russia.