EU anti-Russian sanctions on 13 individuals, 2 legal entities take effect

The Official Journal of the European Union published on Monday the extended list of 13 persons and two legal entities subject to targeted sanctions on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.

The Official Journal of the European Union published on Monday the extended list of 13 persons and two legal entities subject to targeted sanctions on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.

The extended list includes first deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian Airborne Forces Commander Vladimir Shamanov and State Duma Constitutional Legislation Committee Chairperson Vladimir Pligin.

Other persons on the list are head of the Crimean division of the Federal Migration Service Pyotr Yarosh, head of the Sevastopol division of the Federal Migration Service Oleg Kozhura, Slavyansk "people's mayor" Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, Horlivka militia chief Igor Bezler, Donetsk pro-autonomy militias co-leader Igor Kakidzyanov, Ukrainian parliament deputy Oleg Tsarev, head of the "Donetsk People's Republic" elections commission Roman Lyagin, head of the "Lugansk People's Republic" elections commission Alexander Malykhin, Crimean Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya and Sevastopol Prosecutor Igor Shevchenko.

Sanctions were imposed on companies Chernomorneftegaz and Feodosia.

The European Union Foreign Affairs Council expanded the list in Brussels on May 12. The sanctions took effect at the moment the expanded list was published to freeze bank assets and to ban travel to EU countries of the aforementioned individuals and companies.

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