Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, imposed sanctions against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
This blocks al-Assad's assets available in Ukraine, prohibits any trade transactions, etc.
In addition to the president, sanctions have been imposed against 70-year-old Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous and Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.
In total, there are 300 people on the new sanctions list, including 3 Syrians, Russians and 1 Ukrainian - Victor Slobolinsky from Crimea, who also has a Russian citizenship.
In another addition, 141 legal entities were sanctioned, including 2 from Crimea: the autonomous non-profit organisation Institute of Marine Instrumentation and Robotics and Yevpatoriia Aircraft Repair Plant.