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Kiev's Anti-Russia Sanctions ‘Epitaph’ of Ukraine – Rossiya Segodnya Chief

© REUTERS / Gleb GaranichBuildings are seen amid a layer of smoke in Kiev, Ukraine, September 3, 2015
Buildings are seen amid a layer of smoke in Kiev, Ukraine, September 3, 2015 - Sputnik International
Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency Director-General Dmitry Kiselev likened Kiev’s recent addition of hundreds of Russian officials and journalists to its blacklist to an epitaph from a "drowning" state.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukraine expanded its own sanctions list against Russia on Wednesday to include around a hundred legal entities and 388 individuals, mostly state officials, politicians and journalists, based in Russia and other countries. Sanctions defined year-long entry bans and asset freezes.

Last year, the European Union, the United States and their allies sanctioned Kiselev, along with dozens of Russian individuals, in relation to the Ukrainian conflict. Kiselev equated the EU measures to sanctions on freedom of speech.

"Sanctions coming from a drowning [state] make a sad impression. Like when someone picks an epitaph to themselves," the news agency's director general said.

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