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EU officially extends anti-Russian sanctions by 8 individuals, 3 corporations

July 30, 2014, 23:00 UTC+3 BRUSSELS
A report on the introduction of sanctions “over Russia’s behavior in Ukraine” published on Wednesday by the Official Journal of the European Union
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BRUSSELS, July 30, /ITAR-TASS/. EU has introduced another eight individuals and three corporations in its blacklists of persons and organizations, whom it forbids the trips to and financial operations in or with the European Union.

A report on the introduction of sanctions “over Russia’s behavior in Ukraine” published on Wednesday by the Official Journal of the European Union.

The individuals in the list are First Deputy Chief of the Presidential Administration Staff, Alexei Gromov, the chairman of the board of directors of the Severny Morskoi Put (Northern Sea Route) bank, Arkady Rotenberg, the biggest shareholder of Rossiya bank, Yuri Kovalchuk, and the second biggest shareholder of the same bank, Nikolai Shamalov.

The list also includes the speaker of legislature of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Boris Litvinov, the press secretary of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Oksana Chigrina, the Interior Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,

Sergei Abissov, and the Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeyev, whom Kiev suspects of financing the East-Ukrainian self-defense forces.

The three corporations are the Russian National Commercial Bank, the Almaz-Antei R & D Group and the Moscow-based low-cost airline Dobrolyot that is doing mass transportation of passengers two and from Crimea in bypass of Ukraine.

Thus the number of Russians - government officials, businessman, top military brass, public personalities, and others - has reached 95 persons and 23 legal entities.

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