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Document 32022D1272

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1272 of 21 July 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

ST/11447/2022/INIT

OJ L 193, 21/07/2022, p. 219–285 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2022/1272/oj

21.7.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 193/219


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2022/1272

of 21 July 2022

amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 17 March 2014, the Council adopted Decision 2014/145/CFSP (1).

(2)

The Union remains unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

(3)

In view of the gravity of the situation, the Council considers that 48 persons and 9 entities responsible for actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine should be added to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP.

(4)

Moreover, it is appropriate to introduce a further derogation from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to designated persons and entities in order to urgently prevent or mitigate an event likely to have a serious and significant impact on human health and safety or the environment.

(5)

In view of the Union’s determined stance to avoid and combat food insecurity around the world, and in order to avoid disruptions in the payment channels for agricultural products, it is also appropriate to introduce a derogation from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to designated banks.

(6)

It is also appropriate to introduce a derogation from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available for the orderly wind-down of operations, including correspondent banking relations, with one designated bank.

(7)

Further action by the Union is needed in order to implement certain measures.

(8)

Decision 2014/145/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2014/145/CFSP is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a)

in paragraph 10, point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

the funds or economic resources are necessary for the sale and transfer by 31 December 2022 or within 6 months from the date of designation in the Annex, whichever is latest, of proprietary rights in a legal person, entity or body established in the Union where those proprietary rights are directly or indirectly owned by a natural or legal person, entity or body listed in the Annex; and’

(b)

the following paragraphs are added:

‘14.   By way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources belonging to the entity listed under entry number 108 under the heading ‘Entities’ in the Annex, or the making available of certain funds or economic resources to that entity, under such conditions as the competent authorities deem appropriate and after having determined that such funds or economic resources are necessary for the termination by 22 August 2023, of operations, contracts, or other agreements, including correspondent banking relations, concluded with that entity before 21 July 2022.

15.   By way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, the competent authorities of a Member State may, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources, or the making available of certain funds or economic resources to the entity listed under entry number 108 under the heading ‘Entities’ in the Annex, after having determined that the funds or economic resources are necessary for the completion, by 31 October 2022, of an ongoing sale and transfer of proprietary rights directly or indirectly owned by that entity in a legal person, entity or body established in the Union.

16.   By way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, the release of certain frozen economic resources, after having determined that:

(a)

the release of such economic resources is necessary for the urgent prevention or mitigation of an event likely to have a serious and significant impact on human health and safety or the environment; and

(b)

the proceeds resulting from the release of such economic resources are frozen.

The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this paragraph within two weeks of the authorization.

17.   By way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources belonging to the entities listed under entry numbers 53, 54, 55, 79, 80, 81, 82 and 108 under the heading ‘Entities’ in the Annex, or the making available of certain funds or economic resources to those entities, under such conditions as the competent authorities deem appropriate and after having determined that such funds or economic resources are necessary for the purchase, import or transport of agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this paragraph within two weeks of the authorization.’.

(2)

The persons and entities listed in the Annex to this Decision shall be added to the list set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 21 July 2022.

For the Council

The President

M. BEK


(1)  Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (OJ L 78, 17.3.2014, p. 16).


ANNEX

The following persons and entities are added to the list of persons, entities and bodies set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP:

Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Statement of Reasons

Date of listing

‘1182.

Adam Sultanovich DELIMKHANOV

(Адам Султанович ДЕЛИМХАНОВ)

DOB: 25.9.1969

POB: Benoy, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation since 19 September 2021, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption.

Responsible for establishing Chechen forces in the Donbas region since March 2022 and for leading the siege on the city of Mariupol in March 2022. He has been personally involved in preparing the attacks since the beginning of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. For these actions, on 26 April 2022, he was made a Hero of the Russian Federation by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

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1183.

Sharip Sultanovich DELIMKHANOV

(Шaрип Султанович ДЕЛИМХАНОВ)

DOB: 23.4.1980

POB: Dzhalka, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Commander of the Chechen branch of the National Guard of the Russian Federation.

Responsible for commanding the Chechen forces during Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, including in the Kyiv and Donbas regions.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1184.

Alibek Sultanovich DELIMKHANOV

(Алибек Султанович ДЕЛИМХАНОВ)

DOB: 16.10.1974

POB: Dzhalka, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Deputy Commander of the Chechen branch of the National Guard of the Russian Federation.

Responsible for commanding the Chechen forces during Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, including in the Kyiv and Donbas regions.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1185.

Viktor Nikolayevich STRIGUNOV

(Виктор Николаевич СТРИГУНОВ)

DOB: 27.10.1958

POB: Dubovoye, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

First Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) – Commander-in-Chief of Rosgvardia.

Units of the Rosgvardia have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1186.

Oleg Anatolyevich PLOKHOI

(Олег Анатольевич ПЛОХОЙ)

DOB: 4.12.1968

POB: Kyiv, Ukraine

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Secretary of State, Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) – Commander-in-Chief of Rosgvardia.

Units of the Rosgvardia have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1187.

Yuriy Viktorovich YASHIN

(Юрий Викторович ЯШИН)

DOB: 11.3.1967

POB: Mednogorsk, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Chief of the General Staff of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation – Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation – Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation.

Units of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine

21.7.2022

1188.

Igor Anatolyevich ILYASH

(Игорь Анатольевич ИЛЬЯШ)

DOB: 5.10.1967

POB: Odessa, Ukraine

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) – Commander-in-Chief of Rosgvardia.

Units of the Rosgvardia have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested the pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1189.

Sergei Anatolyevich LEBEDEV

(Сергей Анатольевич ЛЕБЕДЕВ)

DOB: 10.1.1966

POB: Astrakhan, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) – Commander-in-Chief of Rosgvardia.

Units of the Rosgvardia have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1190.

Alexey Mikhailovich KUZMENKOV

(Алексей Михайлович КУЗЬМЕНКОВ)

DOB: 10.6.1971

POB: Horlivka, Ukraine

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) – Commander-in-Chief of Rosgvardia.

Units of the Rosgvardia have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1191.

Alexey Stepanovich BEZZUBIKOV

(Алексей Степанович БЕЗЗУБИКОВ)

DOB: 5.7.1965

POB: Moscow, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosgvardia) – Commander-in-Chief of Rosgvardia.

Units of the Rosgvardia have been sent to the areas under the control of the Russian authorities, such as Kherson, Henichesk, Berdyansk and certain areas of Mariupol, in order to suppress protests by the local population. They have also taken part in the killing, rape and torture of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Members of Rosgvardia have arrested pro-Ukrainian citizens and have set up a military-police administration.

In this capacity, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

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1192.

Yevgeniy Vitalievich BALYTSKIY

(Rusian: Евгений Витальевич БАЛИЦКИЙ)

(a.k.a. Yevhen Vitaliiovych BALYTSKIY)

(Ukrainian: Євген Вiталiйович БАЛИЦЬКИЙ)

DOB: 10.12.1969

POB: Melitopol, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Gender: male

Yevgeniy Balytskiy has cooperated with the Russian authorities in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol. He supported the appointment of Galina Danilchenko as the mayor of Melitopol, following the abduction of the legitimate mayor.

On 9 April 2022, the Russian authorities nominated Yevgeniy Balytskiy as the so-called Governor of the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine. He has spoken out in favour of merging the Zaporizhzhia region with the Russian Federation.

In this capacity, and through his actions, he is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1193.

Konstantin Vladimirovich IVASHCHENKO

(Russian: Константин Владимирович ИВАЩЕНКО;

Ukrainian: Костянтин Володимирович IВАЩЕНКО)

DOB: 3.10.1963

POB: Mariupol, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Gender: male

After the capture of the city of Mariupol by the Russian armed forces, the so-called ‘Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic’ Denis Pushilin appointed Konstantin Ivashchenko mayor of Mariupol on 6 April 2022.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1194.

Aleksandr Yurievych KOBETS

(Russian: Александр Юрьевич КОБЕЦ)

Oleksandr Yuriyovych KOBETS

(Ukrainian: Олександр Юрiйович КОБЕЦЬ)

DOB: 27.9.1959

Nationality: Ukrainian

Gender: male

The so-called mayor of the city of Kherson since 26 April 2022, as installed by the Russian authorities.

In this capacity, he has therefore provided support for and promoted policies that undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1195.

Vladimir Valeryevich ROGOV

(Russian : Владимир Валерьевич РОГОВ)

Volodimir Valeryovich ROGOV

(Ukrainian: Володимир Валерiйович РОГОВ)

DOB: 1.12.1976

POB: Zaporozhzhia, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Gender: male

So-called representative of the main council of Zaporozhzhia region’s military-civil administration. He has advocated against Ukrainian authorities and in favour of the Zaporozhzhia region becoming part of the Russian Federation. He has also facilitated the issuance of Russian passports in the city of Melitopol.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1196.

Alexandr Fedorovich SAULENKO

(Russian : Александр Федорович САУЛЕНКО)

Oleksandr Fedorovich SAULENKO

(Ukrainian: Олександр Федорович САУЛЕНКО)

DOB: 9.5.1962

POB: Novopetrivka, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Gender: male

So-called head of the provisional administration of Berdyansk and the Berdyansk region. He has advocated for changing the control and administration of the Berdyansk region from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1197.

Andrei Vladimirovich SHEVCHIK

(Russian: Андрей Владимирович ШЕВЧИК)

DOB: 17.6.1973

POB: Zheleznogorsk (previously Krasnoyarsk-26), Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

So-called mayor of Enerhodar. Organised the creation of ‘a council of self-organization’ of the city of Enerhodar on 27 March 2022, which was not supported by the Ukrainian authorities.

In this capacity, he is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1198.

Oleg KRYUCHKOV

(Олег КРЮЧКОВ)

Gender: male

Oleg Kryuchkov is the spokesperson for the Russian occupation authority in Crimea and advisor to the Head of Crimea. In his public statements, he confirmed the theft of grain from the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian farmers on the territories occupied by Russia, confirmed the russification of Ukrainian schools in occupied territories, and stated that Russia plans to annex the occupied territories in the south of Ukraine.

He is therefore responsible for and supporting actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and stability and security in Ukraine.

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1199.

Sergei Borissovich KOROLEV

(Сергей Борисович КОРОЛЕВ)

DOB: 9.11.1952 or 25.7.1952

Gender: male

Sergei Borissovich Korolev is the First Deputy Director of the Russian FSB, since February 2021. He is reported to be closely associated with FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, and businessmen Arkadii and Boris Rotenberg. He is indicated as a potential replacement for Bortnikov in the position of Head of the FSB. He is a career officer in the FSB, having served there since the 2000s and having previously served as the director of the FSB’s Economic Security Service. In 2021, Vladimir Putin awarded him the rank of Army General, which is a distinctive senior rank reward. He is therefore supporting and benefitting from Russian decision makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine.

The FSB is one of the intelligence services that provided Vladimir Putin with intelligence information before the commencement of Russian aggression against Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Sergei Borissovich Korolev is therefore responsible for actions which undermine and threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1200.

Stanislav Sergeyevich CHEMEZOV

(Станислав Сергеевич ЧЕМЕЗОВ)

DOB: 1973

POB: Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Stanislav Sergeyevich Chemezov is the son of Sergei Chemezov, a member of the Supreme Council of “United Russia” and chairman of the Rostec conglomerate, the leading Russian state-controlled defence and industrial manufacturing corporation. Stanislav Chemezov owned an Offshore company called Erlinglow Ltd that was benefiting from the construction of a $550 million national fiber-optic superhighway by Rostec. Additionally he co-owns various offshore companies with Maya Bolotova, the daughter of Nikolay Tokarev, including Irvin-2, which has received contracts worth 8 billion Rubels. As a reward for the exchange, the Tokarev family allowed the Chemezov family to cut the budget of Transneft. Stanislav Chemezov also owns the company Independent Insurance Group, which manages large insurance contracts in the defense sector, including contracts for the Defense conglomerate Rostec, in which his father Sergei Chemezov is CEO. Stanislav Chemezov is therefore a natural person associated with a listed person.

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1201.

Maya Nikolaevna BOLOTOVA (born TOKAREVA)

a.k.a. Maiya/Mayya/Maija/Maja Nikolaevna BOLOTOVA

(Майя Николаевна БОЛОТОВА (ТОКАРЕВА)

DOB: 18.1.1975

POB: Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Russian

Gender: female

Maya Bolotova (born Tokareva) is the daughter of Nikolay Tokarev, the CEO of Transneft, a major Russian oil and gas company. Maya Bolotova and her ex-husband Andrei Bolotov own luxury real estate in Moscow, Latvia and Croatia worth more than $50 million, which can be linked to Nikolay Tokarev. She also has links with the company Ronin, which manages the pension fund for Transneft. When she applied for Cypriot citizenship, she listed the address of Ronin as her own. Additionally, Maya has received state contracts worth 8 billion Rubels through the company Irvin-2, which she owns with Stanislav Chemezov, the son of Rostec CEO, Sergei Chemezov. Maya Bolotova is therefore a natural person associated with listed persons, namely her father Nikolay Tokarev and Stanislav Chemezov.

21.7.2022

1202.

Pavel EZOUBOV

(Павел EЗУБОВ)

DOB: August 1975

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Pavel Ezoubov is the cousin of Oleg Deripaska, who owns the Russian Machines industrial conglomerate which includes the Military Industrial Company, a major arms and military equipment provider to the Russian armed forces. Oleg Deripaska has transferred large assets to his cousin Pavel Ezoubov, including several properties in France, via a holding company owned by Ezoubov, a hotel in Lech, Austria, through the Russian-based holding company Gost Hotel Management LLC owned by Ezoubov and the control of the company Terra Limited. Ezoubov further controls Hestia International LLC, the company which owns a mansion in Washington DC connected to Oleg Deripaska. Pavel Ezoubov is therefore a natural person associated with a listed person, responsible for supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1203.

Alexander Sergeyevich ZALDOSTANOV

(Александр Сергеевич ЗАЛДОСТAНОВ)

a.k.a. "The Surgeon" (Хирург)

DOB: 19.1.1963

POB: Kropyvnytskyi, Crimea, Ukraine

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Alexander Zaldostanov is the leader and founder of the nationalist motorcycle club Nightwolves MC. Due to his position as leader of the Nightwolves MC, Alexander Zaldostanov, who has close links to Russian president Vladimir Putin, is a known public figure and a key supporter of the Russian government, actively supporting Russian state propaganda through publicly denying Ukraine’s right to statehood and calling for the ‘denazification’ as well as the ‘de-Ukrainisation’ of the country, promoting the idea that Ukraine should be an integral part of Russia. As leader of the Nightwolves MC, Zaldostanov is further responsible for actions and activities of the group that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Alexander Zaldostanov is the leader of the Nightwolves MC, which is responsible for materially supporting actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Furthermore, he is a natural person responsible for, supporting and implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1204.

Andrey BOBROVSKIY

(Андрей БОБРОВСКИЙ)

DOB: 5.1.1982

POB: Minsk, Belarus

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Andrey Bobrowskiy is a member of the nationalist motorcycle club Nightwolves MC and leader of the “Roads for Victory” branch of Nightwolves MC. In his position as leader of the “Roads for Victory” branch, Bobrowskiy has organised several Nightwolves rallies in Berlin, Poland and Russia. Since the Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022, the purpose of the rallies has been to actively support the Russian war on Ukraine and to publicly deny Ukraine’s right to statehood and calling for the ‘denazification’ of the country and promoting the idea that Ukraine should be an integral part of Russia. Bobrowskiy has therefore actively and publicly supported Russian state propaganda. Andrey Bobrowskiy is a member of the Nightwolves MC, which is responsible for materially supporting actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Furthermore, he is a natural person responsible for, supporting and implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1205.

Jozef HAMBÁLEK

a.k.a. Josef HAMBÁLEK

(Йозеф ХАМБАЛЕК)

DOB: 14.3.1972

Nationality: Slovak

Gender: male

Jozef Hambálek is the President of the Europe chapter of the nationalist motorcycle club Nightwolves MC based in Slovakia. Hambálek, who can be connected to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and other representatives of the Russian government, is publicly known for building the Europe headquarters of the Nightwolves MC on a former military base in Slovakia for which he used discarded military equipment, including tanks. His ongoing activities, which allegedly include training Nightwolves members for active combat in Ukraine on his properties and actively promoting pro-Russian propaganda in Europe, can be deemed as a security threat for Ukraine and the EU. Jozef Hambálek is therefore a natural person supporting, materially or financially, actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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1206.

Alexei WEITZ

a.k.a. Alexei VAYTS

a.k.a. Aleksey Yevgenevich VEITZ

(Алексей ВАЙЦ)

DOB: 7.10.1965

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Alexei Weitz is a member and spiritual leader of the nationalist motorcycle club Nightwolves MC, with close personal links to the Nightwolves MC leader Alexander Zaldostanov. He is responsible for linking the Nightwolves MC with the Russian Orthodox Church and shaping its leaders’ worldview. He has previously acted as press secretary of the Nightwolves MC and performs representative tasks, among others, giving talks to University students and speaking at Nightwolves rallies. He is also an expert of the Council for Interethnic Relations under the President of Russia, which has publicly supported the Russian war on Ukraine and breaches of international law and is responsible for formulating an official concept of the “Russian nation”. Due to his activities for the Nightwolves MC and the Council for Interethnic Relations under the President of Russia, Weitz is a key figure of Russian state propaganda. Alexei Weitz is a member of the Nightwolves MC, which is responsible for materially supporting actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Furthermore, he is a natural person responsible for, supporting and implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1207.

Andrey Removich BELOUSOV

a.k.a. Andrei Removich BELOUSOV

(Андрей Рэмович БЕЛОУСОВ)

DOB: 17.3.1959

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Andrey Removich Belousov is the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and is considered to have been a member of Putin’s closest inner circle for many years. He plays an influential role in the Government of the Russian Federation. Belousov is implementing the Russian Government’s economic policy and is responsible for Russia’s economic growth and the stabilisation of the Russian markets. On February 25, 2022 he attended the meeting at the Kremlin and asked the gathered oligarchs to keep working with sanctioned banks. In March 2022, Belousov stated that foreign companies ceasing their operations and laying off personnel in the country will be ruled to have performed deliberate bankruptcy, an act that entails administrative, and possibly, criminal liability under Russian insolvency laws. He supported the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

He is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

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1208.

Yury Yakovlevich CHAIKA

a.k.a. Yury Yakovlevich CHAYKA; Yuri Yakovlevich CHAIKA

(Юрий Яковлевич ЧАЙКА)

DOB: 21.5.1951

POB: Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Yury Yakovlevich Chaika is a non-permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus Federal District. He is directly involved in guiding and implementing Russia`s aggressive foreign policy.

In April 2022 Yuri Chaika presented state awards to servicemen who distinguished themselves during the so-called "special operation to de-nazify Ukraine". In the meeting with refugees from the so-called Donetsk People's Republic in Pyatigorsk on 17 March 2022, he justified Russia’s war on Ukraine and stated that Ukrainian authorities have committed genocide in Ukraine.

For many years, Yuri Chaika has been one of the closest associates of Vladimir Putin and an obedient servant of the ruling regime. Yuri Chaika and his family have personally benefitted from their close association with Putin`s regime.

He is therefore responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1209.

Alexander Anatolievich MAKSIMTSEV

(Александр Анатольевич МАКСИМЦЕВ)

DOB: 20.8.1963

POB: Tokmak, Kirghiz SSR, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Alexander Maksimtsev is a Russian military leader and a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces for military-political work. The Russian Aerospace Forces have delivered strikes on both military and civilian targets in Ukraine. As Alexander Maksimtsev is a Deputy Commander-in-Chief, he is responsible for the actions of this unit. Alexander Maksimtsev is therefore responsible for, supporting and implementing, actions which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1210.

Maria Alexeyevna LVOVA-BELOVA

(Мария Алексеевна ЛЬВОВА-БЕЛОВА)

DOB: 25.10.1984

POB: Penza, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: female

Maria Alexeyevna Lvova-Belova is a Presidential Commissioner for children's rights and initiated the simplification of the procedure for granting citizenship to orphaned children in Ukraine. She is one of the most involved persons in the illegal transportation of Ukrainian children to Russia and their adoption by Russian families. Maria Alexeyevna Lvova-Belova’s actions violate the rights of Ukrainian children and infringe Ukrainian law and administrative order, therefore she is responsible for, supporting and implementing actions and policies which undermine the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1211.

Yuri Nikolaevich GREKHOV

(Юрий Николаевич ГРЕХОВ)

DOB: 15.10.1962

POB: Gorky, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Yuri Nikolaevich Grekhov is a Russian military commander, Colonel-General, a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Russian Aerospace Forces have delivered strikes on both military and civilian targets in Ukraine. As a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, he commands the Air and Missile Defense troops, therefore he is responsible for supporting and implementing actions which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1212.

Zabit Sabirovich KHEIRBEKOV

(Забит Сабирович ХЕИРБЕКОВ)

DOB: 5.6.1968

POB: Kusar region, Azerbaijan SSR, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Zabit Kheirbekov is a Lieutenant General of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces for Logistics. The Russian Aerospace Forces have delivered strikes on both military and civilian targets in Ukraine. Zabit Kheirbekov therefore is responsible for, supporting and implementing, actions which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and stability and security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1213.

Andrey Anatolyevich KOZITSYN

(Андрей Анатольевич КОЗИЦЫН)

DOB: 9.6.1960

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Andrey Anatolyevich Kozitsyn is a leading Russian businessperson. He is a co-founder and CEO of Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC/UGMK), one of the top Russian producers of major commodities (including copper, zinc, coal, gold and silver). Therefore, he is a leading Russian businessperson involved in economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1214.

Sergey Semyonovich SOBYANIN

(Сергей Семёнович СОБЯНИН)

DOB:21.6.1958

POB: Nyaksimvol, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Sergei Semyonovich Sobyanine is the mayor of Moscow and has close ties with Vladimir Putin. He was head of the presidential administration from 2005 to 2008 and served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia from 2008 to 2010 in Vladimir Putin’s Second Cabinet. He is a member of the Security Council. On 1 March 2022, Sobyanine warned that all attempts and calls by “provocateurs” to hold street protests in Moscow would be prevented. At the 18 March 2022 political rally “for a world without Nazism”, he explicitly expressed support for the “special military operation” in Ukraine. He is therefore supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1215.

Aleksey Vladimirovich DENISENKO

(Алексей Владимирович ДЕНИСЕНКО)

DOB: 9.6.1978

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Aleksey Vladimirovich Denisenko is a member of the Chelyabinsk regional Legislative Assembly, member of the Presidium of the Regional Political Council, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Construction Policy and Housing and Communal Services and Head of the Department for Interaction with Public Associations and Work with Youth of the Chelyabinsk Regional Branch of “United Russia”. Furthermore, he is member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia” and openly justifies, defends and supports the decision of President Putin to recognize the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) as independent states, as well as the special military operation, which in his words is a peace enforcement operation. Denisenko is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war on Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1216.

Alexander Nikolaevich BELSKIY

(Александр Николаевич БЕЛЬСКИЙ)

DOB: 16.7.1975

POB: Leningrad, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Belskiy is the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg since 29 September 2021 as a member of the Kremlin-aligned political party “United Russia”. The Legislative Assembly is the highest and only legislative body of state power in St. Petersburg. The Assembly was set up under, and is regulated by, federal law and works closely with the St. Petersburg governor.

As the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Belskiy is the highest-ranking member of the Assembly. As a result, Mr. Belskiy is a significant politician in St. Petersburg and beyond. Previously, Belskiy served as the deputy governor of St. Petersburg in the period 2020-2021. In that capacity, he was responsible for youth policy. Mr. Belskiy continues to work with children and seeks to indoctrinate children with pro-regime views.

Mr. Belskiy is active in his use of a number of social media accounts on the services Telegram and VKontakte and publishes articles in “United Russia”’s party media. He repeatedly used his social media platforms to justify and express support for Russia’s war on Ukraine and congratulated Crimea and Sevastopol for their “reunification” with Russia.

Mr. Belskiy is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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1217.

Alexander Valentinovich ISHCHENKO

(Александр Валентинович ИЩЕНКО)

DOB: 9.3.1970

POB: Rostov-on-Don, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Ishchenko is the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov Region and Secretary of the Rostov Regional Branch of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia” (both since 2016).

Mr. Ishchenko is very active in youth organizations, e.g. the Youth Parliament of Rostov and the regional political-military youth organization “Youth Guard”. As Chairman of the Legislative Assembly he is a public figure and often appears on local and national television and news and at public events.

In public interviews and in posts on social media, Mr. Ishchenko supports President Putin’s decision to recognize the separatist Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and promotes the propaganda messages of the regime.

Given his political influence, Mr. Ishchenko is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1218.

Mikhail Vladimirovich STRUK

(Михаил Владимирович СТРУК)

DOB: 26.10.1977

POB: Novy Rogachik, Volgograd Oblast, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Struk is a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Volgograd Oblast (region) since 2017. Mr. Struk is a member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”.

On his account on the social media platform Vkontakte, and in his statements published in a local newspaper, which Mr. Struk maintains as a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Volgograd Oblast, he has repeatedly expressed support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and denounced Ukrainians as Nazis. Mr. Struk expresses support for the Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine.

Given his political influence and his influence as General Director at ZAO Volzhskaya Poultry Farm, Mr. Struk is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1219.

Nikolay Nikolaevich ZABOLOTNEV

(Николай Николаевич ЗАБОЛОТНЕВ)

DOB: 30.1.1992

POB: Chuy Region in northern Kyrgyz Republic

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Zabolotnev is the head of the Regional Executive Committee of the Khanty-Mansiysk Regional Branch of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”.

He is also the former head of the Youth Duma (youth parliament) in Yugra, which cooperates with the Youth Dumas of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Mr. Zabolotnev regularly attends meetings, fora and events of the Yugra youth Duma. He was on stage for a sketch when he attended a regional charity concert on the 1 April 2022, collecting money for support of the Russian humanitarian operations in Donbass.

He repeatedly expressed his support for the “special operation” on a regional television channel.

Mr. Zabolotnev is very active on social media and uses this platform to express his support for Putin and the operation, to emphasize that the people of the DPR and LPR stand with Russia, to spread claims about genocide in the Donbas region and to state that the Ukrainian forces must be destroyed completely.

Given his political influence, Mr. Zabolotnev is responsible for inciting hatred vis-à-vis Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1220.

Nikolay Timofeevich VELIKDAN

(Николай Тимофеевич ВЕЛИКДАНЬ)

DOB: 6.3.1956

POB: Sovetskoye Runo, Ipatovsky District, Stavropol Territory, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Velikdan is the Chairman of the Stavropol Regional Duma since 30 September 2021. He is a member of the Stavropol Regional Duma since 19 September 2021 and first Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Stavropol Territory. He is a member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia” and member of the Presidium of the Regional Political Council of the Party.

In his statements in the Russian regional news websites, Bez Formata and Stapravda, he publicly supported and promoted the invasion of Ukraine by spreading propaganda regarding the Russian invasion and disseminating a distorted picture of the situation in Ukraine. He encourages participation in the “special operation”. As one of the highest-ranking officials and Chairman of the Stavropol Regional Duma, he has considerable influence.

Given his political influence, Mr. Velikdan is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1221.

Dmitryi Vladimirovich KHOLIN

(Дмитрий Владимирович ХОЛИН)

DOB: 25.9.1977

POB: Kuybyshev, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Kholin is a member of the Samara Provincial Duma, where he serves as the Chairman of the Regulations Committee. From 2020 to 2021 he was the head of the Executive Committee of the Samara Regional Branch of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”. He is also a member of the Samara Regional Branch of the all-Russian public organization “Combat Brotherhood” (organization for veterans).

Through his social media channels, public interviews and lectures, Mr. Kholin openly justifies, defends and supports the Russian aggression against Ukraine. He communicates openly about being a staunch supporter of President Putin, leading to a pattern of systematic public incitement to support Russia’s military operations.

Specifically, Mr. Kholin plays a pivotal role in disseminating the pro-Russian narrative amongst young people and young army cadets. This makes him responsible for spreading pro-Russian propaganda and disinformation regarding the war against Ukraine, as well as playing an active role in rallying domestic support for the Russian military campaign. Based on these actions, Mr. Kholin is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1222.

Sergey Evgenievich TSIVILEV

(Сергей Евгеньевич ЦИВИЛЕВ)

DOB: 21.9.1961

POB: Zhdanov (Mariupol), former USSR (now Ukraine)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Tsivilev is governor of the Kemerovo region and a well-known public figure.

Through his public appearances, Mr. Tsivilev openly justifies, defends and supports the Russian aggression against Ukraine. He communicates openly about being a staunch supporter of President Putin, leading to a pattern of systematic public incitement to support Russia’s military operations.

Because of his political influence, he is responsible for spreading pro-Russian propaganda and disinformation regarding the war against Ukraine, as well as playing an active role in rallying domestic support for the Russian military campaign. Mr. Tsivilev has openly expressed his support of the President of Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk Republics. Based on these actions, Mr. Tsivilev is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1223.

Roman Alexandrovich GOVOR

(Роман Александрович ГOBOP)

DOB: 22.11.1982

POB: Novokuznetsk, Kemerovskaya Oblast, former USSR, now Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Govor is a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass. He is a member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”.

In his statements on Rutube and on his VKontakte account, Mr. Govor publicly supports the decision to invade Ukraine. He is also actively promoting propaganda of the regime.

Given his political influence, Mr. Govor is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for, supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1224.

Roman Sergeevich CHUYKO

(Роман Сергеевич ЧУЙКО)

DOB: 12.5.1983

POB: Blagoveshchensk, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Chuyko is the head of the Regional Executive Committee of the All-Russian People's Front and member of the regional Legislative Assembly in Tuymen Oblast. Mr. Chuyko is a member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”.

As Head of the Regional Executive Committee in his region, Mr. Chuyko repeatedly expresses support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, spreads propaganda messages and denounces Ukrainian authorities as Nazis on social media platforms, on regional TV channels and on news agency websites.

Given his political influence, Mr. Chuyko is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1225.

Viktor Vladimirovich BABENKO

(Виктор Владимирович БАБЕНКО)

DOB: 14.10.1968

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Babenko is the Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Regional Council of Supporters of the “United Russia” Party. He is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region and Deputy Secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Branch of “United Russia”. Mr. Babenko is a key regional politician from the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia” in the Sverdlovsk oblast.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February, Mr. Babenko has been actively expressing his support for the operation on social media, in written interviews and in speeches at local events. He encourages the population of Sverdlovsk to support the Russian “Special Operation against nationalism and fascism”.

In most of his pictures he is seen wearing a t-shirt with the “Z” logo of the Russian invasion. Furthermore, Mr. Babenko has on several occasions spread propaganda and false statements about the events of the military operation.

Given his political influence, Mr. Babenko is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1226.

Yury Alexandrovich BURLACHKO

(Юрий Александрович БУРЛАЧКО)

DOB: 8.6.1961

POB: Omsk, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Burlachko has served as the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Krai (region) since 2017 and is the highest ranking MP in Krasnodar Krai’s Legislative Assembly. Mr. Burlachko is a member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”.

Mr. Burlachko has disseminated Kremlin propaganda against Ukraine in a number of interviews and expressed support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He expressed full support for the President in his effort to “cleanse modern Ukraine of Nazism”. Furthermore, Mr. Burlachko claims to have played an active role in the electoral processes in Crimea in 2014. He has received a number of medals and awards such as the Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2004, 2014, 2017), the medal “For the Return of Crimea” (2014) and the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”.

Given his political influence, Mr. Burlachko is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine.

Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Equally, he is benefitting from Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1227.

Yury Zimelevich KAMALTYNOV

(Юрий Зимелевич КАМАЛТЫНОВ)

DOB: 11.3.1957

POB: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Mr. Kamaltynov is the Deputy Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. Previously, he served as a Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan and as plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan in the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. Mr. Kamaltynov is a member of the Kremlin-aligned ruling party “United Russia”.

In his statements on local and regional media platforms, Mr. Kamaltynov publicly supported and promoted the decision to invade Ukraine.

Given his political influence, Mr. Kamaltynov is responsible for inciting hatred against Ukraine, spreading pro-Russian disinformation and propaganda in the context of the war, as well as seeking to garner domestic support in Russia for the war against Ukraine. Therefore, he is responsible for supporting actions or policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1228.

Sergey Vitalyevich BEZRUKOV

(Сергей Витальевич БЕЗРУКОВ)

DOB: 18.10.1973

POB: Moscow, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Sergey Bezrukov is a Russian actor and politician. He is one of the public faces of the “United Russia” Party and chairman of “United Russia”’s “Culture of the little homeland project”. He spread Russian propaganda in support of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. He backed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during performances given to Russian soldiers who took part in the war, and to children from the separatist so-called People’s Republics in the Donbas region. Furthermore, he publicly expressed his support for the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

Therefore, he is responsible for actively supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

21.7.2022

1229.

Vladimir Lvovich MASHKOV

(Владимир Львович МАШКОВ)

DOB: 27.11.1963

POB: Tula, Russian Federation

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Vladimir Mashkov is a Russian actor, director and screenwriter who actively supported Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. He officially endorsed President Vladimir Putin's bid for re-election in 2018 and served as his elections representative. He was nominated for the position of member of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art. He also backed the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and the recognition of the so-called separatist People’s Republics in Donbas by Russia.

He performed during the propaganda rally in support for the illegal annexation of Crimea and the war against Ukraine, which took place on 18 March 2022 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Moreover, he installed the “Z” military symbol, which has been employed by Russian propaganda to promote Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on the facade of the Oleg Tabakov theatre in Moscow.

Therefore, he is responsible for actively supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

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Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Statement of Reasons

Date of listing

‘102.

AVLITA Stevedoring Company

Address: Prymorska Street 2h, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine

AVLITA Stevedoring Company provides services related to loading grain onto ships in the port of Sevastopol in Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Russia. It is documented in numerous reports that it has been involved in loading onto ships grain which was stolen from the farmers and the Ukrainian state on Ukrainian territories under Russian occupation, or bought under duress from Ukrainian farmers. Avlita is therefore responsible for, supporting and implementing actions or policies, which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

103.

Nightwolves MC

(Моторклуб, Ночные Волки“)

Address: Nizhniye Mnevniki, 110, Bike Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation

Type of entity: Motorcycle Group

Place of registration: Russian Federation

Date of registration: 1989

Nightwolves MC is a nationalist motorcycle club founded in Moscow in 1989 with approximately 45 chapters worldwide, including chapters in many Members States of the European Union. The Nightwolves MC has been actively involved in the Russian military aggression against Ukraine by publicly supporting the annexation of the Crimea in 2014 and the war against Ukraine in 2022, by actively spreading anti-Ukrainian and pro-Russian propaganda and by fighting with or supporting pro-Russian groups in Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea and the Russian war against Ukraine in 2022. The group is a key supporter of the Russian government, actively supporting Russian state propaganda in Russia, as well as in Europe and the Western Balkans, publicly denying Ukraine’s right to statehood and calling for the ‘denazification’ as well as the ‘de-Ukrainisation’ of the country, promoting the idea that Ukraine should be an integral part of Russia.

The group also has close links to the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Russian government and has received state funding from the Kremlin between 2013 and 2015. The Nightwolves are therefore an entity or body materially supporting actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Furthermore, it is an entity responsible for, supporting and implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the stability and security in Ukraine.

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104.

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund

(Фонд общественной дипломатии Александра Горчакова)

Address: 10/1 Yakovoapostolsky pereulok, Moscow 105064, Russian Federation

Type of entity: Non-Governmental Organisation

Place of registration: Moscow

Date of registration: February, 2010

Registration number: 1107799026752

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund was established in 2010 by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The founder of the Fund was the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs is the head of the board of trustees. The Ministry funds the work of the Gorchakov Fund, which in turn grants funding to think tanks and GONGOs.

The Gorchakov Fund is designed to support Russian compatriots in the post-Soviet space in line with the Kremlin’s ideological objectives. Projects organised by the Gorchakov Fund have been important elements of Russia’s foreign policy discourse. In 2015, the Government of Ukraine closed the Office of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund in Kyiv because of anti-state propaganda.

Therefore, the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund is responsible for actively supporting and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

21.7.2022

105.

The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)

(Федеральное агентство по делам Содружества Независимых Государств, соотечественников, проживающих за рубежом, и по международному гуманитарному сотрудничеству (Россотрудничество)

Address of Headquarters: Russian Federation, 119019, Moscow, Vozdvizhenka Str. 18/9

Telephone : +7 (495) 690-12-45

Email: rossotr@rs.gov.ru

Website : https://rs.gov.ru

Type of entity: Russian Federal Government Agency

Place of registration: Russian Federation, 119019, Moscow, Vozdvizhenka Str. 18/9

Date of registration: 6.9.2008

The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) is a federal executive body responsible for rendering state services and managing state property to support and develop international relations between the Russian Federation and the member-states of the Commonwealth of Independent States and other foreign countries.

It is the main state agency projecting the Kremlin’s soft power and hybrid influence, including the promotion of the so-called “Russkiy Mir” concept. For many years it has been acting as an umbrella organization for a network of Russian compatriots and agents of influence, and it funds various public diplomacy and propaganda projects, consolidating the activities of pro-Russian players and disseminating the Kremlin’s narratives, including historical revisionism.

Rossotrudnichestvo actively organizes international events aimed at consolidating a wider public perception of the occupied Ukrainian territories as Russian. The Head and Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo have clearly manifested their support to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

Therefore, Rossotrudnichestvo is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine. Furthermore, it is responsible for supporting, materially and financially, and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

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106.

Russkiy Mir Foundation

(Фонд "Русский мир")

Address: 119285 Mosfilmovskaya Str. 40A, Moscow, Russian Federation

Telephone: +7 (495) 981-5680

Email: info@russkiymir.ru

Website: https://russkiymir.ru

Type of entity: Russian Federal Government Agency

Date of registration: 31.8.2007

The “Russkiy Mir” Foundation was created, and has been financed, by the Government of the Russian Federation. It has been used by the Russian Federation to advance its interests in the post-Soviet countries.

Its official mandate is to promote the Russian language and culture worldwide but the Foundation has been used as an important influence tool by the Kremlin that is strongly promoting a Russia centric-agenda in the post-USSR states, rejecting Ukraine's legitimacy as a sovereign nation, and advocating for its unification with Russia.

The Russkiy Mir Foundation has disseminated pro-Kremlin and anti-Ukrainian propaganda, and justified Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine. In its official releases it supported the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and the recognition of the separatist so-called “People’s Republics” in the Donbas region by the Russian Federation.

Therefore, it is responsible for supporting actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. It has also benefitted from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

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JSC Research and Production Association “Kvant”

(Акционерное общество Научно-производственное объединение "Квант")

Address: Bolshaya Sankt-Peterburgskaya Str. 73, 173000 Veliky Novgorod, Russian Federation

Telephone: (8162) 681303

Email: ok@kvant-vn.ru

“Kvant” JSC is a Russian company operating in the military sector that produces electronic warfare systems for the Russian Armed Forces.

It co-designed and co-produced the Krasucha-4 electronic warfare system and manufactured the equipment for the Rtut-BM electronic warfare system. Krasucha-4 and Rtut-BM electronic warfare systems were used by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Therefore, it is responsible for materially supporting actions which undermined or threatened the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. It also materially supported and benefited from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

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Sberbank

(Сбербанк)

Address: 19 Vavilova St., 117997 Moscow, Russian Federation

Type of entity: Public Joint Stock Company

Place of registration: 19 Vavilova St., 117997 Moscow, Russian Federation

Date of registration: 22.3.1991

Registration number: 1027700132195

Sberbank is a major financial institution in Russia. The Russian Central Bank is the majority shareholder of Sberbank. The CEO of the bank was the Minister of Economics and Trade of Russia under President Putin from 2000 to 2007 and the bank’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board is the Russian Finance Minister. As the largest bank in Russia (accounting for about a quarter of the aggregate Russian banking assets and a third of the banking capital), largely owned by the Russian government, Sberbank furthermore generates high revenue for the Russian government. Sberbank is therefore an entity or body financially supporting and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine as well as a legal person, entity or body involved in economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

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FORSS Group of Companies

(Группа компаний ФОРСС)

Address: Magnitogorskaya street 51, lit. E, 195027, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Telephone: (+7812) 605-00-78

Website: http://www.forss.ru/eng

Email: info@forss-marine.ru

FORSS is a Russian company which provides engineering services to the shipbuilding industry. It fulfils orders made by the Government of the Russian Federation.

It took part in the development of the “Vasily Bykov” Black Sea Fleet project. This “22 160 project” involves the construction of patrol ships by the Zelenodolsk Shipyard which were used by the Russian Navy during Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Therefore, it is responsible for materially supporting actions which undermined or threatened the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. It also materially supported and benefited from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

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All-Russia “Young Army” Military Patriotic Social Movement

(Всероссийское военно-патриотическое общественное движение «Юнармия»)

a.k.a. Yunarmiya

(Юнармия)

Address: 1st Krasnokursantskiy passage, 1/4, Building 1, Moscow, Russian Federation, 111033

Telephone: +7 (495) 106-75-75

Website: https://yunarmy.ru/

Email: info@yunarmy.ru

All-Russia “Young Army” Military Patriotic Social Movement (Yunarmiya) is a Russian paramilitary organization. The Yunarmiya and its members supported Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and spread the Russian propaganda concerning the war. Yunarmiya used the “Z” military symbol, which has been employed by Russian propaganda to promote Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

With the support of the Ministries of Defense and Education of the Russian Federation, the Yunarmiya organised a campaign during which the schoolchildren were asked to write letters to the Russian soldiers who took part in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Furthermore, it collected gifts for the troops who fought in the war. It also organised summer camps for children on the territory of the illegally annexed Crimean Peninsula.

Therefore, it is responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine.

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