November 17, 2016: SECO modifies Ukraine-related sanctions

Last Thursday, Swiss authorities added the following persons: 

 

SSID: 175-35242 Name: Balbek Ruslan Ismailovich Spelling variant: Бальбек Руслан Исмаилович (Russian)
DOB: 28 Aug 1977 POB: Bekabad, Uzbekistan
Justification: a) Member of the State Duma, elected from the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. b) Deputy Chairperson of the Duma Committee on ethnic affairs. c) In 2014 Balbek was appointed as a Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the so- called “Republic of Crimea” and worked in this capacity for the integration of the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation, for which he has been awarded with a medal “For the Defence of Republic of Crimea”. He has supported the annexation of Crimea in public statements, including on his profile on the United Russia (Crimean branch) website and a press article published on NTV website on 3 Jul 2016. Modifications: Listed on 17 Nov 2016

SSID: 175-35251 Name: Bakharev Konstantin Mikhailovich Spelling variant: Бахарев Константин Михайлович (Russian)
DOB: 20 Oct 1972 POB: Simferopol, Ukraine
Justification: a) Member of the State Duma, elected from the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. b) Member of the Duma Committee on Financial Markets. c) In March 2014 Bakharev was appointed as a Deputy Chairperson of the State Council of the so-called “Republic of Crimea”, and in August 2014 as First Deputy Chairperson of that body. He has admitted his personal involvement in the events of 2014 that led to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, which he has publicly supported, including in an interview published on gazetakrimea.ru website on 22 Mar 2016 and c-pravda.ru website on 23 Aug 2016. He has been awarded with the order “For loyalty to duty” by the “authorities” of “Republic of Crimea”. Modifications: Listed on 17 Nov 2016 

SSID: 175-35259 Name: Belik Dmitry Anatolievich Spelling variant: Белик Дмитрий Анатольевич (Russian)
DOB: 17 Oct 1969 POB: Kular Ust-Yansky District, Yakut Autonomous SSR, Russian Federation

Justification: a) Member of the State Duma, elected from the illegally annexed city of Sevastopol. b) Member of the Duma Committee on Taxation. c) As a member of the Sevastopol municipal administration in FebruaryMarch 2014 he supported the activities of the so-called “People’s Mayor” Alexei Chaliy. He has publicly admitted his involvement in the events of 2014 that led to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, which he has publicly defended, including on his personal website and in an interview published on 21 Feb 2016 on nation-news.ru website. d) For his involvement in the annexation process he has been awarded with Russian state order “For duties to the motherland” II degree. Modifications: Listed on 17 Nov 2016

SSID: 175-35269 Name: Kozenko Andrei Dmitrievich Spelling variant: Козенко Андрей Дмитриевич (Russian)
DOB: 3 Aug 1981 POB: Simferopol, Ukraine
Justification: a) Member of the State Duma, elected from the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. b) Member of Duma Committee on Financial Markets. c) In March 2014 Kozenko was appointed as a Deputy Chairperson of the State Council of the so-called “Republic of Crimea”. He has publicly admitted his involvement in the events of 2014 that led to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, which he has publicly defended, including in an interview published on gazetacrimea.ru website on 12 Mar 2016. For his involvement in the annexation process he has been awarded with a medal “For the defence of Republic of Crimea” by the local “authorities”. Modifications: Listed on 17 Nov 2016

SSID: 175-35277 Name: Savchenko Svetlana Borisovna Spelling variant: Савченко Светлана Борисовна (Russian)
DOB: 24 Jun 1965 POB: Belogorsk, Ukraine
Justification: a) Member of the State Duma, elected from the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. b) Member of the Duma Committee on Culture. c) She has been a member of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea since 2012 and as of March 2014 supported the integration of the illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation. In September 2014 Savchenko was elected to the State Council of the so-called “Republic of Crimea”. She has defended the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol on numerous occasions in public statements, including interviews published on c-pravda.ru website on 2 Apr 2016 and 20 Aug 2016. She has been awarded with Russian state order “For duties to the motherland” II degree in 2014 and with the order “For loyalty to duty” by the “authorities” of “Republic of Crimea” in 2015. Modifications: Listed on 17 Nov 2016

SSID: 175-35286 Name: Shperov Pavel Valentinovich Spelling variant: Шперов Павел Валентинович (Russian)
DOB: 4 Jul 1971 POB: Simferopol, Ukraine
Justification: a) Member of the State Duma, elected from the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. b) Member of the Duma Committee on Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Affairs, Eurasian Integration and links with compatriots. c) In September 2014 Shperov was elected to the State Council of the so-called “Republic of Crimea”. d) He has publicly admitted, including in an interview published on ldpr-rk.ru website on 3 Sep 2016, his role in the events of 2014 that led to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and in particular his role in the organisation of the illegal referendum on the illegal annexation of the peninsula. Modifications: Listed on 17 Nov 2016

to the sanctions under the Ukraine-related sanctions program.

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