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The European Union has extended more than one year sanctions against Russian individuals and entities allegedly associated with the use of chemical weapons. This is with reference to the Council of the EU, reports RIA Novosti.
“The Council extended the EU restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons to 16 October 2020”, — stated in the decision of the Council.
On 21 January the EU imposed sanctions for the use of chemical weapons. The list includes one company and nine persons, including the head of the GRU (now Chief of the General staff of the armed forces of Russia) Igor Kostyuk and his Deputy. The measures include a ban on entry and freezing the assets of legal entities.
Restrictions also touched upon by Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, whom London considers GRU and officially accused of poisoning Skrobala. Approval of Brussels, the four responsible for the “storage, transport and use in Salisbury of a toxic nerve agent on March 4, 2018.”
That the ambassadors of the 28 EU countries have agreed on restrictive measures against four officers of the GRU, it was reported earlier in January.
A former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in an unconscious state was found in the British square in Salisbury on March 4 last year. London believes that they have suffered from nerve substance of the Novice class, and the incident blamed Russia. Moscow denies all allegations of involvement in the incident.
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