Ukrainian president orders expansion of sanctions on Russian companies, entities

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to enact a recently adopted decision to expand sanctions on Russian companies and entities. Ukraine’s Council of National Security and Defense said on Friday that 30 Russian legal entities and 14 individuals were added to the sanction list, taking it to 1,762 individuals and 786 entities. “The council has imposed sanctions symmetrical to the sanctions imposed by the US government on June 11 against legal entities involved in the activities of Russian special services in cyberspace,” it said. The sanctions will last at least three years, and included penalties on Russian lawmakers and top officials, Reuters reports.