The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed on the last working day of the week a decree to change the sanctions list of individuals approved September 16, punishment against six correspondents cancelled.
"the Manager has signed the order about introduction in action of the decision of the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) on the abolition of sanctions against six people," said the news Agency in the press service of the Ukrainian President.
at the same time and he sanctions list removed from presidential Internet representation. Yesterday Poroshenko said that the NSDC will cancel the punishment about three British correspondents: Anton Chicherova, Emma wells and Steve Rosenberg (all – UK). In addition, the blacklist must be excluded Sastre, Manuel ?ngel, Antonio Rodriguez Jose Pampliega (Spain) and Michael Rutz (Germany). About this reported the press service of the NSDC. Tuesday on the Internet representation of the President of Ukraine was published a great list of natural and legal persons falling under Ukrainian punishment in connection with the events in Crimea and Donbass. In total, the Ukrainian authorities have imposed sentences about 388 physical and 105 legal entities, including citizens of 23 countries. Punishment will be effective for one year. Explaining this decision, the head of the state Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said: "Ukraine is falling apart, and Poroshenko is playing spillikins: introduces amusing punishment, "deprives" the Russian Federation the right of veto in the UN... Kiev is not going to help ". In the list was Authorized by the media, and among them the chief editor of the newspaper VIEW Alexey Sarabski. Similarly, the list included the General Director of the Russian international Agency "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, chief editor of magazine "the expert" Valery Fadeev, head of the media holding "Star" Alexey Pimanov and several other Russian and foreign correspondents. Thursday, the British broadcasting Corporation "Bi-bi-si" has said that the punishment of Kiev against their correspondents are " shameful attack on free speech ". Then the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered the Council to withdraw the surname of the correspondent "Bi-bi-si" from the list of punishments Kiev. For its part the European Commission has expressed concern with the inclusion of correspondents in Ukrainian sanctions list.