President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a decree enacting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to slap personal sanctions on another 198 cultural and media figures, according a document published on the presidential website on Jan. 15.
The list of sanctioned persons includes both Russian and Ukrainian citizens who have been actively engaged in spreading pro-Russian propaganda. Among them are well-known propagandists, TV presenters, artists, singers, and political scientists. These sanctions will be in effect of 10 years.
The list includes a former employee of pro-Russian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk's TV channels, Diana Panchenko, who is currently shooting propaganda videos for Russian television in Ukraine’s occupied territories.
Also included in the sanctions list are Russian music critic and "journalist" Sergey Sosedov, and a number of Russian “military bloggers”, such as Semyon Pegov, Russian propagandist blogger Yuri Podolyaka, singer Yuri Loza, blogger and publicist Dmitry Puchkov (Goblin), general producer of Russian propaganda TV channel Zvezda Boris Yanovsky, TV presenter Yana Rudkovskaya, actor and TV presenter Boris Korchevnikov, sociologist Yevgeny Kopatko, political scientist Rostislav Ishchenko, Rodion Miroshnik, publicist and propagandist Vladimir Kornilov, and other employees of prominent Russian TV channels.
The list also includes four citizens of Belarus, including Belarusian propagandist Grigory Azarenok.
"This decree enters into force on the day of publication," the document reads.
Last week, Zelenskyy approved NSDC sanctions against 119 Russian artists and propagandists, including singer Filip Kirkorov, rapper Basta, Russian fascist ideologue Alexander Dugin, and actor Nikita Mikhalkov. The list also includes Ukrainian TV presenter Zhanna Badoeva.