Ukraine has extended a sanctions list against Russia to include people and institutions involved in the detention of pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and other Ukrainian citizens, its Security and Defence Council said on Friday.

 

Kiev has already imposed economic and other restrictions on more than 400 Russian citizens and companies following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in March 2014 and the ensuing pro-Russian separatist uprising in the east.

 

The latest additions to the list follow a Russian court’s decision on Tuesday to sentence Savchenko to 22 years in jail over her alleged involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists.

 

 

 

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