The Official Journal of the European Union has published an extended blacklist of 19 individuals and nine legal entities sanctioned over the Ukraine situation.
The sanctions took effect at the moment of their publishing.
Russian First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, Eduard Basurin of the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and State Duma members Iosif Kobzon and Valery Rashkin were added to the blacklist.
The other blacklisted individuals are Director of the Main Operations Department and deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Andrei Kartapolov, Commander of the 'First Cossack Regiment' Pavel Dremov, Commander of the 'Rusich' unit Alexei Milchakov, Commander of the 'Sparta Battalion' Arseny Pavlov, Commander of the 'Somali' battalion Mikhail Tolstykh, so-called 'Minister of Justice' of the so-called 'Lugansk People's Republic' Alexander Shubin, so-called Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the so-called 'Lugansk People's Republic' Sergei Litvin, so-called Commander in Chief of the People's Militia of the so-called 'Lugansk People's Republic' Sergei Ignatov, so-called 'Minister of Justice' of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' Yekaterina Filippova, so-called 'Minister of Budget' of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' Alexander Timofeyev, so-called 'Minister of Budget' of the so-called 'Lugansk People's Republic Yevgeny Manuilov, so-called 'Minister of Communications' of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' Viktor Yatsenko, so-called 'Minister of Economic Development and Trade' of the so-called 'Lugansk People's Republic' Olga Besedina and so-called 'Acting General Prosecutor' of the so called 'Lugansk People's Republic' Zaur Ismailov.
Besides, the EU added to the blacklist the following militia units: the Cossack National Guard, the battalions Sparta, Somali, Zarya, Prizrak, Oplot, Kalmius and Death and the movement Novorossiya.
The Council of the European Union decided to expand the blacklist on February 9 over the shelling of Mariupol.
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