Peskov: Kyiv’s sanctions against Putin may be a fake

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a decree, which recommends the National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions against the Russian leaderships, including President Vladimir Putin and Russian officials, due to the case of Ukrainian citizen Nadezhda Savchenko. In Russia, Savchenko is accused of the involvement in the murder of two journalists.

The Verkhovna Rada’s decree was signed by its Chairman Volodymyr Groysman on Monday.

Spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov suggested that the sanctions against Vladimir Putin imposed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine may be a fake.

“At the moment, I do not understand what this means legally, so, I can’t say anything on the matter. We do not know which sanctions they want to impose; maybe it’s a kind of a fake. We neither know whether it’s serious or not,” Peskov told the radio station Business FM.

From March, 2014, Western countries have repeatedly imposed sanctions because of Russia’s position in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices has happened in March, 2015, when the US expanded its sanctions list.

Text and pictures by RIA Novosti