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EU targets additional 65 individuals, 18 entities of Russia

BY ANI, Jun 3, 2022 4:37 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

EU targets additional 65 individuals, 18 entities of Russia amid Ukraine conflict_ANI

The European Council on Friday imposed restrictive measures on an additional 65 individuals and 18 entities in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The European Council said in a statement this decision is an integral element of the comprehensive sixth package of sanctions adopted by the Council.

"We are adding today to our sanctions lists those who are responsible for enabling this unjustified war and the war crimes committed in Bucha and Mariupol, adding more people from the military and economic elites and those with close ties with President Putin supporting his illegitimate aggression against the Ukrainian people," said Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The 65 listed individuals include the military staff that led the actions of those units of the Russian army, including Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov, who was nicknamed the "Butcher of Bucha."

The former gymnast and State Duma member Alina Kabaeva is also included in the list as a close associate of President Vladimir Putin.

The 18 sanctioned entities include a variety of companies supporting, directly or indirectly, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation, including Russia's largest securities depository, the National Settlement Depository.

Altogether, EU restrictive measures now apply to a total of 1,158 individuals and 98 entities.

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