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    Russia to Raise Issue of Ukrainian Sanctions at OSCE - Envoy

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    Moscow will raise the issue of new Ukrainian sanctions against Russian individuals and companies at the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) this week, Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) to expand the list of sanctioned Russian individuals and legal entities and to extend the duration of these sanctions. Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, TV channels Zvezda, TVC, NTV Plus, RenTV, RBC and some other Russian media outlets are among the sanctioned entities.

    "This issue will be specifically raised at the next meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday in the framework of the discussion of the situation in Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements," Lukashevich said.

    According to Lukashevich, The new sanctions against Russian organizations, politicians and the media  are part of the Kiev's policy of suppressing the civil rights of the population immediately after receiving support from European partners.


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