Decision (CFSP) 2019/86 amending Decision (CFSP) 2018/1544 concerning restrictive measures against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons

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Publication Date 21/01/2019
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Decision by the Council of the European Union adopted in January 2019 which imposes sanctions on nine persons and one entity under a new regime of restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons.

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These designations include the two officials from the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU) responsible for possession, transport and use of a toxic nerve agent in Salisbury (United Kingdom). Sanctions were also imposed on Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), the entity responsible for the development and production of chemical weapons, as well as five Syrian officials directly involved in SSRC's activities.

These persons and entities were the first being listed under a new chemical weapons sanctions regime.

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BBC News, 21.01.19: Salisbury poisoning: EU sanctions Russian suspects
The Guardian, 21.01.19: Skripal poisoning suspects put on European sanctions list
CNN, 21.01.19: EU sanctions four Russians accused in Skripal poisoning
Deutsche Welle, 21.01.19: EU hits Russians, Syria with sanctions over chemical weapons
TASS, 21.01.19: Kremlin slams EU decision to impose new sanctions
The Moscow Times, 21.01.19: Russia Calls Sanctions on Skripal Suspects 'Groundless'
Reuters, 21.01.19: EU sanctions Skripal suspects, Russia calls move groundless

Council of the European Union: Press Release, 21.01.19: Chemical weapons: the EU places nine persons and one entity under new sanctions regime
UK Government: Press Release, 21.01.19: EU imposes sanctions against Salisbury suspects

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