President Volodymyr Zelenskyy imposed personal sanctions against Russian cultural figures who supported or justified Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Personal sanctions were imposed on 119 people. They provide for the blocking of assets, a ban on withdrawing capital outside of Ukraine, a ban on participation in privatization, deprivation of state awards of Ukraine, and much more.

The following were sanctioned: TV presenter Zhanna Badoeva, football player Anatoly Tymoshchuk, rapper Basta (Vasyl Vakulenko), artists Iryna Allegrova, Dmytro Bilan, Mykhailo Galustyan, Larisa Dolina, Pylyp Kirkorov, Serhiy Lazarev, propagandist Dmytro Kiselyov, in particular comedian Yevhen Petrosyan, who recently mocked President Zelensky and openly supported Russia’s war with Ukraine;. The complete list is published in the annex to the decision of the National Security Council.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine should inform the competent authorities of the European Union, the United States and other countries about the application of sanctions and raise the issue of introducing similar restrictive measures.