Source: the EU agreed on sanctions against four “GRU officers”

Source: the EU agreed on sanctions against four “GRU officers”

BRUSSELS, January 16. /TASS/. Ambassadors of 28 countries of the European Union agreed on sanctions against four individuals, which the community calls “GRU officers” (Chief Directorate (GU, a former GRU) of the General staff of the armed forces). Among them are suspects in the assassination of Sergey and Yulia Skrobala Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. About it the correspondent of TASS reported on Wednesday a source in the EU Council.


“The ambassadors agreed to include in the black list four GRU officers, including two suspects in the attack in Salisbury,” said he.

The names of the other two people, the diplomat did not name. They will be known after the EU Council approves the decision of the ambassadors. “As expected, the foreign Ministers approved this decision on January 21, at a scheduled meeting of the EU Council in Brussels,” he added.

Thus, four Russians and five Syrians will be the first defendants in the black list of the European Union in the framework of the new regime of restrictive measures against those who, in the opinion of the EU, responsible for the production and use of chemical weapons.

Case Скрипалей14 anarasha will make a “Beginner” in the list of prohibited веществ10 yanvaryov and London agreed on the partial filling of the composition дипмиссий9 yanvaryov and London again argued about Skreplennoe regime on chemical weapons

The EU Council of 15 October 2018 approved a new regimen of sanctions on chemical weapons. With its help, the EU can now impose sanctions against individuals and companies involved in the development and use of chemical weapons around the world, regardless of nationality and location. The restrictive measures will apply to those individuals and companies that are directly responsible for the development and use of chemical weapons, provide financial, technical or material support to the perpetrators of the chemical weapons, as well as help contribute to or are associated with them.

Newsof the OPCW will make a “Newbie” to the list of prohibited substances

The development of a new mechanism of sanctions was launched in the framework of the decisions of the EU summit at the end of June 2018, which refers to the necessity of creating a new regime of restrictive measures of the European Union, aimed at combating the proliferation of chemical weapons. This decision was taken a day after in the Hague for an emergency session of the OPCW convened on the initiative of great Britain and the United States in connection with the case Skipala and accusations about the use of chemical weapons by government forces in Syria.

The incident in Salisbury and Amesbury

On March 4, former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his daughter Julia were in Salisbury, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents “Beginner”. Later London made a statement that this substance was supposedly developed in Russia, and on this basis accused Moscow of involvement in the incident. The Russian side has categorically denied all the speculation, arguing that development programs “Newbie” neither the Soviet Union nor in Russia did not exist. March 16, Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the fact of attempt at murder of Julia Skripal.


The British don Sturges and her companion Charles Rowley, who suffers from addiction to heroin, June 30, was hospitalized in Amesbury in critical condition. Later, the employee of Scotland Yard, in charge of the investigation, made with the assumption that they also poisoned “Beginner”, which was in the perfume bottle, selected them in Salisbury. 8 July it became known that Sturges died in hospital. Rowley July 20, was discharged, however, in mid-August he was again hospitalized after he began to experience vision problems.

5 September, Prime Minister Theresa may informed the British Parliament about the findings of the investigation, stating that the attempted Skrobala suspected two Russians with passports in the names of Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov that British intelligence agencies believe “GRU agents” (Chief Directorate (GU, a former GRU) of the General staff of the armed forces). Themselves and Bashirov Petrov gave an interview to RT in which he rejected these accusations.

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