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EU Imposes Sanctions Against 8 Russian Citizens Over Attacking Ukrainian Vessels In Kerch Strait

EU Imposes Sanctions Against 8 Russian Citizens Over Attacking Ukrainian Vessels In Kerch Strait

The European Union has imposed sanctions against eight Russian citizens over attacking Ukrainian vessels in the waters near the Kerch Strait.

The decision to impose the sanctions was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Friday, March 15, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, the decision was taken by the Council of the European Union on March 14.

In particular, the sanctions were imposed against eight employees of the State Border Guard Service of the Russian Federation and crewmembers of Russian vessels.

They are Sergey Stankevych, Andrey Shein, Alexey Saliayev, Andrey Shipitsin, Alexey Shatokhin, Ruslan Romashkin, and Sergey Scherbakov.

Besides, the sanctions were imposed against Hero of Russia / Colonel General Alexandr Dvornikov, the commander of the Southern Military Region troops.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President Petro Poroshenko has thanked President of the European Council Donald Tusk for the European Union's approving of the Azov Package of sanctions against the Russian Federation for its aggression in the Sea of Azov.

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