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EU and the United States impose targeted sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials

March 17, 2014, 22:33 UTC+3 BRUSSELS
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BRUSSELS, March 17, /ITAR-TASS/. The European Union has published a list of 21 sanctioned Russian and Ukrainian officials, the Official Journal of the European Union reported on Monday.

The list includes Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, Crimean parliamentary Speaker Vladimir Konstantinov, Crimea’s First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev, Admiral Denis Berezovsky, the former Ukrainian Navy commander who has sworn his allegiance to the Crimean people; as well as Russian politicians and State Duma deputies Nikolai Ryzhkov, Sergei Zheleznyak, Leonid Slutsky, etc.

The White House has also published a list of Russian and Crimean officials sanctioned for their political status on its website:

Vladislav Surkov: Surkov is being sanctioned for his status as a Presidential Aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

•Sergey Glazyev: Glazyev is being sanctioned for his status as a Presidential Adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

•Leonid Slutsky: Slutsky is being sanctioned for his status as a State Duma deputy, where he is Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Relations with Compatriots.

•Andrei Klishas: Klishas is being sanctioned for his status as a Member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and as Chairman of the Federation Council Committee of Constitutional Law, Judicial, and Legal Affairs, and the Development of Civil Society.

•Valentina Matviyenko: Matviyenko is being sanctioned for her status as Head of the Federation Council

•Dmitry Rogozin: Rogozin is being sanctioned for his status as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

•Yelena Mizulina: Mizulina is being sanctioned for her status as a State Duma Deputy.

•Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Aksyonov claims to be the Prime Minister of Crimea and has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyiv.

•Vladimir Konstantinov: Konstantinov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Konstantinov is the speaker of the Crimean parliament, which on March 11, 2014, declared independence from Ukraine.

•Viktor Medvedchuk: Medvedchuk, leader of Ukrainian Choice, is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. He is also being designated because he has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support to Yanukovych and because he is a leader of an entity that has, or whose members have, engaged in actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine and actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine.

•Viktor Yanukovych: Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. After abandoning Kyiv and ultimately fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych called upon Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine.

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