The EU decided on new sanctions against Russia

В ЕС решились на новые санкции против России

The list finally approved the EU Council of Ministers on 21 January

EU ambassadors on Wednesday, 16 January, agreed to the imposition of sanctions against four individuals suspected of involvement in the poisoning of the “Newcomer” ex-employee of GRU of Russia Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in British Salisbury.

About it the correspondent of “Radio Liberty” in Brussels Ricard Jozwiak on Twitter. According to him, the sanctions finally adopted the EU Council of Ministers on January 21, reports

“EU ambassadors today agreed to impose sanctions against four officers of the GRU, in particular regarding the two “tourists” from Salisbury. Sanctions will adopt the EU Council of Ministers on Monday (21 Jan. — Ed.) they are the first sanctions imposed under the new regime on chemical weapons,” he wrote.It is noted that the EU ambassadors also agreed on sanctions against five Syrians, responsible for the production and use of chemical weapons.

“Under the new regime in the black list included five Syrians,” — said Joswiak.

The story of the scandal:

  • Skripal, recruited by Western intelligence agencies in 1990-ies, and his daughter Julia was found unconscious in the Park in Salisbury on March 4, 2018.

  • British authorities said that the attack is Russia — Skrypali was poisoned developed in the USSR nerve substance of the Novice class. London named names and showed pictures of the accused, Aleksander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, which, according to Britain, working for the GRU.

  • Later Bellingcat and The Insider has published an investigation which argued that Petrov and Bashirov really work at GRU, and their real names are Alexander and Anatoly Mishkin Chapiha, respectively. Bashirov-Chapiha, according to journalists, has the title of Hero of Russia.

  • Poisoning Skripal provoked the strengthening of sanctions against Russia.