EU imposes Ukraine-related sanctions to target 15 persons and 18 organizations

By on July 27, 2014
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The Official Journal of the European Union (EU) overnight into Saturday published Regulation (EU) No 810/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban for allegedly undermining or threatening Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence are Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security Service, Mikhail Fradkov, director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service; Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev and Ramzan Kadyrov, President of the Republic of Chechnya.

The list also includes Rashid Nurgaliev, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Russia; Boris Gryzlov, a member of the Security Council of Russia; Sergei Beseda, Commander of the Fifth Service of the FSB; Mikhail Degtyarev, Member of the State Duma and Alexander Tkachyov, Governor of Krasnodar Krai.

The ban also concerns leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), including Pavlo Hubarev, one of the leaders of DPR, his wife Kateryna Hubareva; Fedir Berezin, deputy defence minister of DPR; Volodymyr Antiufeyev and Serhiy Zdryliuk, aids to defense minister of DPR and some nongovernmental organizations and units of self-defense militia.

The list includes such enterprise as Sevastopol commercial seaport, Kerch commercial seaport and Kerch ferry.

The Official Journal also published the new legislation base on criteria of applying the restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

Source: Interfax

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