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Document 32021D2198

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/2198 of 13 December 2021 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

ST/14512/2021/INIT

OJ L 445I , 13.12.2021, p. 21–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/2198/oj

13.12.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

LI 445/21


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2021/2198

of 13 December 2021

implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 31(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 of 31 July 2015 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya, and repealing Decision 2011/137/CFSP (1), and in particular Article 12(2) thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 31 July 2015, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333.

(2)

On 14 October 2020, the Council adopted Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1483 (2), which designated one person involved in acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Libya, and who has close links, including financially, to the Wagner Group.

(3)

In its conclusions of 24 and 25 June 2021, the European Council confirmed its commitment to Libya’s stabilisation process under the auspices of the United Nations, and called for progress on the inclusive and Libyan-owned political dialogue and for the withdrawal without delay of all foreign forces and mercenaries.

(4)

The Council remains concerned about the situation in Libya and in particular about acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of the country.

(5)

In this context, one person involved in such acts should be added to the lists of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annexes II and IV to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333.

(6)

Annexes II and IV to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annexes II and IV to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

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, 13 December 2021.

For the Council

The President

J. BORRELL FONTELLES


(1)  OJ L 206, 1.8.2015, p. 34.

(2)  Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1483 of 14 October 2020 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya (OJ L 341, 15.10.2020, p. 16).


ANNEX

(1)

In Annex II to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, under the heading ‘A. Persons’, the following entry is added:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘20.

KUZNETSOV, Aleksandr (Alexander) Sergeevich

(Александр Сергеевич КУЗНЕЦОВ)

Position (s): Commander of 1st Attack and Reconnaissance Company of the Wagner Group

Callsign: Ratibor

Date of birth: 8 October 1977

Place of birth: Nikolskoye, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Wagner Group ID: M-0271

Gender: male

Aleksandr Sergeevich Kuznetsov belongs to the command structure of the Wagner Group, a Russia-based unincorporated private military entity. He took command of the 1st Attack and Reconnaissance Company of the Wagner Group in 2014. He was injured in September 2019 in Libya while fighting alongside the Libyan National Liberation Army (NLA) as commander of the Wagner Group’s military operatives. Through his position and actions, Kuznetsov is responsible for the Wagner Group’s activities that threaten the peace, stability and security of Libya.

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(2)

In Annex IV to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, under the heading ‘A. Persons’, the following entry is added:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘25.

KUZNETSOV, Aleksandr (Alexander) Sergeevich

(Александр Сергеевич КУЗНЕЦОВ)

Position (s): Commander of 1st Attack and Reconnaissance Company of the Wagner Group

Callsign: Ratibor

Date of birth: 8 October 1977

Place of birth: Nikolskoye, former USSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Wagner Group ID: M-0271

Gender: male

Aleksandr Sergeevich Kuznetsov belongs to the command structure of the Wagner Group, a Russia-based unincorporated private military entity. He took command of the 1st Attack and Reconnaissance Company of the Wagner Group in 2014. He was injured in September 2019 in Libya while fighting alongside the Libyan National Liberation Army (NLA) as commander of the Wagner Group’s military operatives. Through his position and actions, Kuznetsov is responsible for the Wagner Group’s activities that threaten the peace, stability and security of Libya.

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