23 Nov 2023 19:30

Ukraine sanctions Chubais, Kudrin, USM Group execs

MOSCOW. Nov 23 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has enacted a resolution by the country's National Security and Defense Council regarding sanctions against 147 citizens of Russia and other countries related to Russia.

The Ukrainian head of state signed the relevant decrees in November 23, Ukrainian media reported, citing the texts of the decrees, posted on his website.

A first list contains 60 citizens of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Cyprus, Belarus, Germany, Uzbekistan, Austria, and Britain, including executives of Alisher Usmanov's USM Group companies such as Nazim Efendiev, Vakhtang Kocharov and Valery Kazikayev, as well as Natalya Davydova, the wife of the ex-head of USM Ivan Streshinsky, and Natan Viner, the son of Usmanov's ex-wife Irina Viner.

The sanctions are imposed for 10 years and involve freezing assets, cancelling licenses, restricting transit and trade on Ukrainian territory and banning privatization and public procurement.

A second list includes 60 citizens of the Russian Federation, among them ex-head of Rusnano Anatoly Chubais, former head of the Accounts Chamber and former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, general director of the Nizhny Novgorod-based company RemExStroy LLC Alexander Dorofeyev and general director of Galaktika LLC Alexander German.

Sanctions against 34 of them are imposed for 10 years, against 50 for five years and against three for three years and involve freezing their assets, stripping them of state awards, cancelling licenses and banning transit and trade on Ukrainian territory, moving capital abroad, privatization and land purchase.