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EU Expands Sanction List
May 3, 2014 13:13

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The EU has extended its list of Russian and Ukrainian officials that are subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
According to the EU’s Official Journal, restrictive measures are being implemented in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
Below is the full list of the new group of individuals:

·        Gen. Valery Gerasimov. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army. Responsible for the massive deployment of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine and lack of de-escalation of the situation

·        Lt. Gen. Igor Sergun. Director of GRU (Main Intelligence Directorate), Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General. Responsible for the activity of GRU officers in Eastern Ukraine.

·        Dmitry Kozak, Russian Deputy Prime Minister overseeing Crimea’s integration into Russia.

·        Oleg Belaventsev, the Kremlin’s envoy in Crimea.

·        Oleg Savelyev, Russia's minister for Crimean affairs.

·        Sergei Menyailo, acting governor of the Crimean city of Sevastopol, home port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

·        Olga Kovatidi, member of the Russian Federation Council for Crimea.

·        Ludmila Shvetsova, deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma, said to be responsible for introducing legislation to annex Crimea, according to the EU's Official Journal, which published the list.

·        Sergei Neverov, deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma, also said to be "responsible for initiating legislation to integrate Crimea."

·        German Prokopiv, a leader of the pro-Russian insurgency in Luhansk who took part in the seizure of the regional office of the Ukrainian Security Service.

·        Valeriy Bolotov, another leader of pro-Russian forces in Luhansk.

·        Andriy Purgin, head of the "Donetsk Republic" in eastern Ukraine and an active organizer of separatist actions.

·        Denys Pushylin, another leader of the "Donetsk Republic," who participated in the seizure of the regional administrative building.

·        Sergei Tsyplakov, one of the leaders of the People's Militia of Donbas, a group involved in seizing several state buildings in Donetsk region.

·        Igor Strelkov. Identified as staff of Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU). He was involved in incidents in Sloviansk. He is an assistant on security issues to Sergey Aksionov, self-proclaimed prime-minister of Crimea.

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Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Crimea Ukraine crisis EU sanctions US sanctions  

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