August 4, 2017: EU adds to Ukraine territorial integrity sanctions

EU adds 3 persons and 3 companies to sanctions list over actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity

The EU has added 3 Russian nationals and 3 companies involved in the transfer of gas turbines to Crimea to the list of persons subject to restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. 

The EU has not recognised the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation. As part of its non-recognition policy, the Council has prohibited the supply of key equipment for infrastructure projects in Crimea and Sevastopol in important sectors, including gas turbines in the energy sector. Establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol supports their separation from Ukraine, and undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Gas turbines are a substantial element in the development of new power plants. 

The 3 persons have been added to the sanctions list for their responsibility in supplying Crimea with gas turbines from Russia. The turbines were originally sold by Siemens for use in the territory of the Russian Federation. The subsequent transfer of the turbines to Crimea was in breach of contractual provisions covering the original sale by Siemens. The companies placed under sanctions are the contracting party which purchased gas turbines and is responsible for the transfer, the current owner of the gas turbines, and a company specialising in control and communication systems for power plants, including in Sevastopol and Simferopol.  

These sanctions consist of an asset freeze and a travel ban which will now apply to a total of 153 persons and 40 entities. The measures were introduced in March 2014 and were last extended in March 2017 until 15 September 2017. 

The legal acts, including the names of the persons and the statements of reasons for listing them, are available in the EU Official Journal of 4 August 2017. The Council adopted these legal acts by written procedure.  

And the names from the Official Journal are:

Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Statement of reasons

Date of Listing

158.

Andrey Vladimirovich CHEREZOV (TSCHERESOW)

Черезов, Андрей Владимирович

Vice-Minister for Energy of the Russian Federation.

DOB: 12.10.1967

POB: Salair, Kemerovskaya Oblast

Shares responsibility for the decision to transfer gas turbines that had been delivered by Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies OOO to OAO VO Technopromexport, to be installed in Crimea. This decision contributes to establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol as a means of supporting their separation from Ukraine, and undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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159.

Evgeniy Petrovich GRABCHAK

Грабчак, Евгений Петрович

Head of Department in the Energy Ministry of the Russian Federation.

DOB: 18.7.1981

POB: Ust-Labinsk, Krasnodar Region

Responsible within the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation for the development of electro-energetic projects in Crimea. These projects contribute to establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol as a means of supporting their separation from Ukraine, and undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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160.

Sergey Anatolevich TOPOR-GILKA

Топор-Гилка, Сергей Анатольевич

Director General of OAO ‘VO TPE’ until its insolvency, Director General of OOO ‘VO TPE’.

DOB: 17.2.1970

In his capacity as Director General of OOO ‘VO TPE’, he led the negotiations with Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies OOO regarding the purchase and delivery of the gas turbines for a power plant in Taman, Krasnodar region, Russian Federation. He was responsible for the transfer of the gas turbines to Crimea. This contributes to establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol as a means of supporting their separation from Ukraine, and undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Statement of reasons

Date of Listing

38.

OAO ‘VO Technopromexport’ (OAO ‘VO TPE’)

AKA: Open Joint Stock Company ‘Foreign Economic Association’‘Technopromexport’

Открытое акционерное общество Внешнеэкономическое объединение Технопромэкспорт

Address: 119019, Moscow, Novyi Arbat str., 15, building 2

Registration date: 27.7.1992

State Registration Number: 1067746244026

Tax Registration Number: 7705713236

Contracting party with Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies OOO, OAO ‘VO TPE’ purchased gas turbines declared to be destined for a power plant in Taman, Krasnodar region, Russian Federation, and as the contractor was responsible for the transfer of the gas turbines to OOO ‘VO TPE’ which in turn transferred them to be installed in Crimea. This contributes to establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol as a means of supporting their separation from Ukraine, and undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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39.

OOO ‘VO Technopromexport’ (OOO ‘VO TPE’)

AKA: Limited Liability Company ‘Foreign Economic Association’‘Technopromexport’

Общество с ограниченной ответственностью ‘Внешнеэкономическое объединение Технопромэкспорт’

Address: 119019, Moscow, Novyi Arbat str., 15, building 2

Registration date: 8.5.2014

State Registration Number: 1147746527279

Tax Registration Number: 7704863782e

Current owner of the gas turbines originally supplied by Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies OOO to OAO ‘VO TPE’. OOO ‘VO TPE’ transferred the gas turbines to be installed in Crimea. This contributes to establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol as a means of supporting their separation from Ukraine, and undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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40.

ZAO Interavtomatika (IA)

AKA: ЗАО ‘Интеравтоматика’, CJSC ‘Interavtomatika’

Address: 115280, Moscow, Avtozavodskaya st., 14,

Registration Date: 31.1.1994

State Registration Number: 1037739044111

Tax Registration Number: 7725056162

Company specialised in control and communication systems for power plants, which has entered into contracts for projects concerning the building of the power plants and the installation of gas turbines in Sevastopol and in Simferopol. This contributes to establishing an independent power supply for Crimea and Sevastopol as a means of supporting their separation from Ukraine, and undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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Link:

EU Notice

EU Official Journal entry

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