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    Switzerland punished eight Russian citizens for Crimea

    Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, but it supports the policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to the occupation of Crimea

    Switzerland joined the anti-Russian sanctions. Photo: gettyimages

    Following the countries of the European Union, Switzerland has expanded its sanctions list, which involves the introduction of restrictions against Russia due to the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    This is reported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland.

    Eight more people were included in the list of sanctions that were introduced due to the illegal occupation of Crimea:

    • the so-called “head” of the “FSB Directorate” of Russia for Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, controlled by the invaders, Leonid Mikhailyuk;
    • Vladimir Terentyev, the “head of the main investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia,” controlled by the occupants, for Crimea and the city of Sevastopol;
    • Crimean “judges” Viktor Mozhelyansky, Galina Redko, Mikhail Belousov, Andrey Dolgopolov;
    • “investigator” Magomed Magomedov;
    • “Prosecutor” Evgeny Kolpikov.

    They came under sanctions for actively supporting “actions and implementation of policies that undermine and threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.”

    Sanctions against Russia

    • International sanctions against Russia, which began to be applied in 2014 – political and economic measures aimed at ending Russia’s war against Ukraine; component of the international reaction to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The sanctions were imposed by the EU and the USA, Canada, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, in total – 41 countries, Ukraine itself, as well as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and, informally, China.

    • It was assumed that the sanctions would be introduced in stages: the first stage – limiting cooperation; the second is the restriction on the supply of certain types of technologies; the third is sectoral sanctions against certain sectors of the Russian economy.

    • In March 2018, the EU imposed restrictions on six companies involved in the construction of the so-called “Crimean Bridge”: JSC “Institute Giprostroymost”, PJSC “Mostotrest”, shipyard “Zaliv”, LLC “Stroygazmontazh”, LLC “Stroygazmontazh-Most” and JSC “VAD”.
    • In the fall of 2020, the EU added two more people and four legal entities involved in the construction of the bridge to the sanctions list.
    • Russia is also subject to sanctions affecting the financial, energy and defense sectors. Thus, many Russian officials and entrepreneurs are prohibited from entering EU countries and their assets are frozen.

    We previously reported that EU agreed to extend personal sanctions against Russia.

    Also recall NSDC will consider new sanctions against occupiers.

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