the ukrainian president Volodimir Zelesnky expanded this Saturday the list of penalized in the framework of the invasion that Moscow waged on its territory. Now, 119 Russian personalities are under these punishments, among them, several famous characters Y three people with Ukrainian citizenship.
Some of the names that make up the long list are Irina Allegrova -singer, Ukrainian citizen-, Zhanna Badoeva -TV presenter-, Dimitro Bilan -singer-, Dana Borisova -presenter- and Oleksander Buinov -also singer-.
Likewise, the letter mentions the former Ukrainian footballer Anatoly Timoshchukgiven that he continued working as assistant coach of the zenith of Saint Petersburg after the invasion, as well as the singers Larisa Dolina, Victoria Daineko Y Philip Kirkorovand the actors Dimitro Dyuzhev Y Dimitro Jaratianamong many others.
These 119 people, as mentioned in Decree 4/2023, were imposed economic sanctions and other restrictionsaccording to the recently approved proposal of the Security Service of Ukraine.
The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksii Danilovwill be the one in charge of supervising and applying these sanctions, according to the local news agency. ukrinform.
For his part, he Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs must report these sanctions and restrictions to the competent authorities of the European Union, USA and other countries, to urge them to apply similar measures.
Prior to this Saturday’s announcement, the president Volodimir Zelensky had already imposed on December sanctions to thirteen religious of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. At that time, Metropolitan Luka of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol was included, along with Metropolitan of Lugansk and Alchevsk.
In this case, part of the restrictions contemplated the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship.
The Kremlin spoke out against this measure, which it repudiated and described as “Satanism”, in the middle of the festivities of the Church. “This in full orthodox christmas! It is pure satanism”, declared the spokeswoman for the Russian Presidency, Maria Zakharovaaccording to the news agency TASS.
Also, other Ukrainian religious were accused of treason, subversive activities Y “dissemination of propaganda theses among the faithful”.
However, the criticism of the Kremlin again results in a contradiction after this Friday Russian troops violated the ceasefire requested by Putin himself and attack the city of Kramatorsk Y sumi region.
Days before, the leader of the Kremlin had called a cessation of hostilities in the framework of the orthodox christmas and in line with what was requested by the Patriarch Kirill.
“Taking into account the call of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I have instructed the Ministry of Defense to order a ceasefire regime along the entire line of contact between the sides in Ukraine” from Friday 09:00 GMT until 21:00. :00 GMT on Saturday.
However, the invading army attacked the city of Kramatorsk with rockets twice and also directed its artillery into the Sumi region. The mayor of the city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, denounced in this sense that “the occupying forces, who are not at all holy, have been celebrating Christmas making a lot of noise”.
(With information from Europa Press)
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