Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg and his company Minudobreniya avoided getting onto the list of individuals and legal entities against which Ukraine imposed economic sanctions. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) told Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko that this was due to lack of proposals from the SBU (Ukrainian Security Service), Economichna Pravda writes.
"In accordance with the law "On Sanctions,” the NSDC deliberates on the application, cancellation and amendment to sanctions solely according to the proposals of the Verkhovna Rada, the President, the Cabinet, the National Bank and the Security Service of Ukraine," NSDC stated.
The NSDC has imposed personal, economic and other restrictive measures against some Russian chemical industry enterprises and related Ukrainian companies based on proposals by the SBU.
Other people close to Rotenberg had also been excluded from the sanctions list. Among them are Boris Romanovich, Arkady Romanovich and Roman Borisovich.
On June 6, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he was confident that Western countries would gradually lift all economic sanctions imposed against Russia.