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EU, OFSI add 6 persons, 1 entity to chemical weapons sanctions

As noted earlier today, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1480 added the following people:

1. BORTNIKOV, Aleksandr Vasilievich
DOB: 15/11/1951. POB: Perm Nationality: Russian Position: Director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Other Information: Gender: male. Aleksandr Bortnikov is responsible for the activities of the principal security agency in Russia. Responsible for providing support to the persons who carried out or were involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, which constitutes a use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13972
2. KIRIYENKO, Sergei Vladilenovich
DOB: 26/07/1962. POB: Sukhumi Nationality: Russian Position: First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Other Information: Gender: male. Sergei Kiriyenko is responsible for domestic affairs, including political groups and activities. Responsible for inducing and providing support to the persons who carried out or were involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, which constitutes a use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13970.
3. KRIVORUCHKO, Aleksei Yurievich
DOB: 17/07/1975. POB: Stavropol Nationality: Russian Position: Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Other Information: Gender: male. Aleksei Krivoruchko is the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation with the overall responsibility for armaments. This includes the oversight of the Ministry’s stocks of weapons and military equipment. He is also responsible for their elimination within the framework of the implementation of international treaties assigned to the Ministry of Defence. The Russian Ministry of Defence took on the responsibility for the chemical weapons stocks inherited from the Soviet Union and their safe storage until their destruction could be completed. As a consequence of the overall responsibility of the Ministry of Defence for the safe storage and destruction of chemical weapons, the use of such chemical weapons in the territory of the Russian Federation could only be as a result of intent or negligence by the Ministry of Defence and its political leadership. Given his senior leadership role in the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Aleksei Krivoruchko is therefore responsible for assisting the persons who carried out or were involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, which constitutes a use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13974.
4. MENYAILO, Sergei Ivanovich
DOB: 22/08/1960. POB: Alagir Nationality: Russian Position: Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District Other Information: Gender: male. Non-permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Sergei Menyailo is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the constitutional powers of the President including the implementation of domestic and foreign policy of the State. Responsible for inducing and providing support to the persons who carried out or were involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, which constitutes a use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13971.
5. POPOV, Pavel Anatolievich
DOB: 01/01/1957. POB: Krasnoyarsk Nationality: Russian Position: Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Other Information: Gender: male. Pavel Popov has overall responsibility for research activities. This includes the oversight and development of the Ministry’s scientific and technical capabilities, including the development of potential and modernisation of existing weapons and military equipment. The Russian Ministry of Defence took on the responsibility for the chemical weapons stocks inherited from the Soviet Union and their safe storage until their destruction could be completed. The use of such chemical weapons in the territory of the Russian Federation could only be as a result of intent or negligence by the Ministry of Defence and its political leadership. Responsible for assisting the persons who carried out or were involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, which constitutes a use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13973.
6. YARIN, Andrei Veniaminovich
DOB: 13/02/1970. POB: Nizhny Tagil Nationality: Russian Position: Chief of the Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate Other Information: Gender: male. Andrei Yarin is in charge of designing and implementing internal political orientations and was appointed to a task force inside the Presidential Executive Office whose role was to counter Alexei Navalny’s influence in Russian society including through operations meant to discredit him. Responsible for inducing and providing support to the persons who carried out or were involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, which constitutes a use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13969.

and entity:

1. STATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY (GOSNIIOKHT)
Address: Shosse Entuziastov 23, 11 124, Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia. Other Information: A state research institute with the responsibility for the destruction of chemical weapons stocks inherited from the Soviet Union. The institute in its original role before 1994 was involved in the development and production of chemical weapons including the toxic nerve agent now known as ‘Novichok’. After 1994, the same facility took part in the government’s programme for the destruction of the stocks of chemical weapons inherited from the Soviet Union. Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a toxic nerve agent of the Novichok group. This toxic agent is accessible only to State authorities in the Russian Federation. The deployment of a toxic nerve agent of the Novichok group would therefore only be possible due to the failure of the Institute to carry out its responsibility to destroy the stockpiles of chemical weapons. Phone: +7 (495) 673 7530. Fax: +7 (495) 673 2218. Website: http://gosniiokht.ru. Email: dir@gosniiokht.ru. Listed on: 15/10/2020 Last Updated: 15/10/2020 Group ID: 13975.

to the chemical weapons sanctions program. And OFSI also implemented those changes.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1480

Categories: Chemical weapons sanctions EU Updates OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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