Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church and Metropolitan Hilarion sanctioned by the National Security and Defense Council
Economic Pravda was told this by several informed sources.
Earlier, the Ministry of Economy said that the sanctions list adopted by the National Security and Defense Council included more than 3,600 individuals and legal entities.
So, among the key individuals, the sanctions were imposed on the following:
Russian officials and their inner circle: First Deputy Head of Putin's Administration Sergey Kiriyenko, close to Putin oligarch and founder of PMC Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin, children and relatives of Putin, as well as children and relatives of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Oligarchs and their inner circle: Oleg Deripaska (En+ Group, Rusal), Mikhail Fridman (Alfa Group, LetterOne), Peter Aven (Alfa Group, LetterOne), German Khan (Alfa Group, LetterOne), Alexey Kuzmichev (Alfa Group, LetterOne), Uralchem owner Dmitry Mazepin, Russian billionaire and media mogul Alexander Mamut (Rambler group).
In addition, the list includes Putin's Godfather and ex-MP Viktor Medvedchuk with his wife Oksana Marchenko, the "young oligarch" of the Yanukovych era Sergey Kurchenko, the fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Alexander Yanukovych.
Russian religious figures: head of the Russian Orthodox Church Vladimir Gundyaev, former diplomat of the Moscow Patriarchate, and now head of the Budapest – Hungarian Diocese of the MP Hilarion Alfeyev;
Artists-citizens of Ukraine: Anna Sedokova, Regina Todorenko, Taisiya Povaliy, Annie Lorak;
Collaborators: Volodymyr Saldo, a protege of the Russian Federation in the occupied part of the Kherson region, Yevheniy Balytsky, a protege of the invaders in the partially occupied part of the Zaporizhia region, and ex-MP Ilya Kiva, suspected of high treason.
Citizens of other countries who participated in pseudo-referendums in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
In addition, the sanctions affected many Russian and Russian-related companies. In particular, we are talking about the energy companies Tatneft and Tatoil, enterprises of the Lukoil Group. In addition, the list includes regional Gazprom companies.
The National Security and Defense Council approved restrictions against Russian air and other transport companies such as the Federal Passenger Company, SKOL, Sibia, and the Federal Cargo Company. The Russian airports were also included.
The military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation also appears in the lists, namely: PJSC UEC-Saturn (a subsidiary of Rostec), Arsenal Design Bureau (part of Roscosmos), RATEP (part of Almaz-Antey).
On September 30, the National Security and Defense Council decided to introduce new packages of sanctions against individuals and legal entities involved in unleashing a war of aggression against Ukraine or supporting the Putin regime.
After the sanctions are approved by the relevant decision of the national security and Defense Council, the documents are sent to the Office of the President, after which the head of state imposes sanctions by decree. So far, the relevant decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky has not been published.
On August 30, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved proposals for the application of personal sanctions regarding the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, and seven other representatives of this church.