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The EU approved sanctions against four Russian GRU officers

В ЕС одобрили санкции против четверых офицеров ГРУ РФIn the sanctions list for the use and proliferation of chemical weapons will include four Russians and five Syrians.

Ambassadors of the European Union meeting on Wednesday, January 16, approved the introduction of sanctions against four Russian GRU officers, including two intelligence officers, accused by Britain in the poisoning of the former officer of the GRU, the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury. This was reported in the Twitter the correspondent of Radio Freedom Rikard sources from Apple.

According to him, also in the list will bring five people from Syria.

It is expected that sanctions will be approved in the next week and will be the first under the new sanctions regime for the use and proliferation of chemical weapons.

Recall, the EU Council approved sanctions regime for chemical weapons 15 October last year. Sanctions are a ban on travel to the EU and freezing the financial assets of individuals and organizations. While physical and legal persons of the EU will not be allowed to allocate funds at the disposal of those who came under the restrictive measures.

In March in the UK, a former officer of the GRU of the Russian Federation Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia were exposed to nerve agents. After a long treatment they came out of the coma and began to recover.

Britain was confident of Russia’s involvement in the incident. In Skrobala poisoning accused the Russian citizens with alias Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov.

While Moscow claims that has nothing to do with the incident in Salisbury.

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