KYIV, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday signed a decree imposing economic sanctions on companies owning planes that used to fly between Kyiv and Moscow, including aircraft belonging to a Kremlin ally, Interfax Ukraine reported.
The decree enacts sanctions that had already been decided by Zelenskiy’s security council in November. One of the planes under sanction belongs to Viktor Medvedchuk, a prominent pro-Russian politician who was put under house arrest this year on what Medvedchuk says are politically motivated charges.
The sanctions were imposed as U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks on Ukraine amid Western fears that Moscow is poised to launch a new offensive on its neighbour. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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