The decree, effective at the time of publication, lifted a one-year travel ban and asset freezes against three British, two Spanish and one German journalists.
The latest decision affects BBC correspondents Emma Wells, Steve Rosenberg and cameraman Anton Chicherov; Spain’s Antonio Pampliega and Angel Sastre, who were among a group of journalists presumably kidnapped in Syria this summer; as well as Germany’s Michael Rutz.
On Thursday, officials began revising the newly-introduced blacklist of some 388 state officials, politicians and journalists and up to 100 legal entities, ahead of its enactment.
Groups like the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the International Federation of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists condemned Kiev’s blacklisting as a violation of freedom of the press.
Russian, Swiss, Israeli, Polish and Latvian journalists and bloggers remain on the new expanded sanction list.