The European Union has made further additions to the list of sanctioned parties under the regime put in place in response to the Russian Federation’s actions in the Crimea (Regulation 269/2014 and subsequent amendments).
On 12 May 2014, the Council of the European Union published Regulation 477/2014, which added an additional 13 individuals to the list of those subject to a travel ban and a freeze on their assets within the European Union. The individuals are:
- Vyacheslav Viktorovich VOLODIN; First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia. Responsible for overseeing the political integration of the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea into the Russian Federation.
- Vladimir SHAMANOV; Commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, Colonel-General. In his senior position holds responsibility for the deployment of Russian airborne forces in Crimea.
- Vladimir Nikolaevich PLIGIN; Chair of the Duma Constitutional Law Committee. Responsible for facilitating the adoption of legislation on the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation.
- Petr Grigorievich JAROSH; Acting Head of the Federal Migration Service office for Crimea. Responsible for the systematic and expedited issuance of Russian passports for the residents of Crimea.
- Oleg Grigorievich KOZYURA; Acting Head of the Federal Migration Service office for Sevastopol. Responsible for the systematic and expedited issuance of Russian passports for the residents of Crimea.
- Viacheslav PONOMARIOV ; Self-declared mayor of Slaviansk. Ponomarev called on Vladimir Putin to send in Russian troops to protect the city and later asked him to supply weapons. Ponomarev's men are involved in kidnappings (they captured Ukrainian reporter Irma Krat and Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, both of whom were later released; they also detained military observers under OSCE Vienna Document).
- Igor Mykolaiovych BEZLER; One of the leaders of self-proclaimed militia of Horlivka. He took control of the Security Service of Ukraine's Office in Donetsk region building and afterwards seized the Ministry of Internal Affairs' district station in the town of Horlivka. He has links to Ihor Strielkov under which command he was involved in the murder of Peoples' Deputy of the Horlivka's Municipal Council Volodymyr Rybak, according to the SBU.
- Igor KAKIDZYANOV; One of the leaders of armed forces of the self- proclaimed ‘Donetsk People's Republic’. The aim of the forces is to ‘protect the people of Donetsk People's Republic and territorial integrity of the republic’, according to Pushylin, one of the leaders of the ‘Donetsk People's Republic’.
- Oleg TSARIOV; Member of the Rada. Publicly called for the creation of the Federal Republic of Novorossia, composed of South Eastern Ukrainian regions.
- Roman LYAGIN; Head of the ‘Donetsk People's Republic’ Central Electoral Commission. Actively organised the referendum 11 May on the self-determination of the ‘Donetsk People's Republic’.
- Aleksandr MALYKHIN; Head of the ‘Lugansk People's Republic’ Central Electoral Commission. Actively organised the referendum 11 May on the self-determination of the ‘Lugansk People's Republic’.
- Natalia Vladimirovna POKLONSKAYA; Prosecutor of Crimea. Actively implementing Russia's annexation of Crimea.
- Igor Sergeievich SHEVCHENKO; Acting Prosecutor of Sevastopol. Actively implementing Russia's annexation of Sevastopol.
For the first time in this regime, the EU has also listed two entities which are now subject to the asset freeze. They are:
- PJSC CHERNOMORNEFTEGAZ; On 17 March 2014, the ‘Parliament of Crimea’ adopted a resolution declaring the appropriation of assets belonging to Chernomorneftegaz enterprise on behalf of the ‘Republic of Crimea’. The enterprise is thus effectively confiscated by the Crimean ‘authorities’.
- FEODOSIA; On 17 March 2014, the ‘Parliament of Crimea’ adopted a resolution declaring the appropriation of assets belonging to Feodosia enterprise on behalf of the ‘Republic of Crimea’. The enterprise is thus effectively confiscated by the Crimean ‘authorities’.
So far, the EU has listed a total of 61 individuals and two entities to the list of designated parties. You can access a consolidated list of all those listed by the EU by accessing the following link.