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EU sanctions Russia's GRU Head for Skripal's case

Besides, two more officers of the service appeared on the sanctions list
16:29, 21 January 2019

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EU imposed sanctions against Russia’s General Intelligence Department (GRU) Head and his Deputy due to Skripal’s case, as the EU Council reports.

Besides, two more officers of the service appeared on the sanctions list.

“These designations include the two GRU officials, and the Head and Deputy Head of the GRU (also known as the G.U., or the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces) responsible for possession, transport and use in Salisbury (UK) of a toxic nerve agent on the weekend of 4 March 2018,” the message says.

Related: EU Ambassadors agree on sanctions against Skripal case suspects

Earlier, EU Foreign Ministers decided to impose sanctions against Russia and Syria for use of chemical weapons.

Reportedly, the Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The police suspect Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They are accused of the poisoning of Skripals, a police officer who participated in the investigation, and two U.K. citizens in Amesbury.

Related: U.S. Democrat struggles Trump's decision to lift sanctions off Russia's oligarch Deripaska
 

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