Zelensky signs decree on sanctions against Putin

Kiev has imposed sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s decree published on his website on Thursday.

"Based on Article 107 of the Ukrainian Constitution, I hereby enact the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council’s decision dated June 9, 2022, ‘On the introduction of special personal economic and other restrictions (sanctions)’," the decree reads.

The Russian leader and other officials are listed in an annex to the decree.

Ukraine’s sanctions against the Russian president include a standard set of restrictions, particularly an entry ban and the blocking of assets in Ukraine. The blacklist contains the names of 35 Russian officials, including Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Zelensky also imposed sanctions against 236 Russian colleges and 261 college heads, according to the presidential website.

The list of sanctioned colleges includes the Lomonosov State University (MSU), the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MGTU), the HSE University, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University - a total of 236 colleges.

The sanctions include cessation of cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sport contacts. The sanctions also cover 261 college heads, including MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichiy.

Sanctions against college heads include blocking of their assets in Ukraine, suspension of financial obligations, withdrawing of Ukrainian state awards, prohibition of purchase of land and a number of other restrictions.