The European Council has added 16 individuals and 9 entities to the sanctions list with regard to the situation in Ukraine. Among those listed in the new additions are Russia’s First Deputy Minister of Defence, Arkady Bakhin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Anatoly Antonov, and the deputy chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces, Andrei Kartapolov. The additions are made by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/240, implementing Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014.
In addition, the European Union has published a notice stating its intention to maintain the restrictive measures against sixteen individuals who were already listed on 17 March 2014 in view of the situation in Ukraine. The EU announced that it will seek to amend the statement of reasons given for each person.
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