NSDC applies sanctions to those responsible for the persecution of the OCU communities in Crimea

04 January, 08:51
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NSDC applies sanctions to those responsible for the persecution of the OCU communities in Crimea - фото 1
At a meeting on December 30, 2021, chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine applied sanctions to 18 individuals who are involved in making illegal court decisions on the alienation of property of the Crimean Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

This was announced by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov at a briefing at the end of the meeting, according to the OCU website.

According to the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, it was decided to expand the list of individuals and legal entities subject to personal Special Economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions).

Two packages of sanctions against judges of the Russian Federation and other officials directly involved in the persecution of civilians in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Crimea. Sevastopol was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its meeting on August 18, 2021. In particular, due to the illegal alienation of the premises of the Cathedral of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Princess Olga in Simferopol, other religious buildings, damage to church property and persecution of the community.

Draft relevant decisions were prepared by the Ministry of regional integration together with the representative office of the president of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and representatives of the public, in particular the Regional Council of Ukrainians of Crimea (RCUC) – an institutional association of Crimean organizations representing the interests of Ukrainians in Crimea.