EU imposes sanctions on 6 persons, 1 research center over Navalny case
BRUSSELS. Oct 15 (Interfax) - The European Union has imposed sanctions on six persons and the State Scientific Research Institute for Organic Chemistry and Technology in connection with the incident involving Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, the EU Official Journal reported on Thursday.
The sanctions have been imposed on Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate Andrei Yarin, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration Sergei Kiriyenko, Presidential Representative in the Siberian Federal District Sergei Menyailo, and Deputy Defense Ministers Pavel Popov and Alexei Krivoruchko.
The State Scientific Research Institute for Organic Chemistry and Technology has also been blacklisted.
According to the document, the sanctions take effect on the date of their publication, October 15.
The restrictive measures include a ban on traveling to EU member states and a freeze on accounts in EU banks.
The sanctions over the Navalny case are being imposed in the context of restrictive measures against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons, which were earlier applied to persons suspected by the EU of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal in 2018.