The European Union imposed sanctions against deputies of the State Duma, elected in Crimea


On the initiative of Lithuania the European Union decided to impose sanctions against the six deputies of the State Duma, elected in Crimea.

The decision was approved at a meeting of the Council of Economics and Finance of the EU on November 8.

“It was an initiative of Lithuania. Everything concerning to Russia’s aggression and the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine should be subject to sanctions,” said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.

The sanctions list includes five deputies from Crimea Konstantin Bakharev, Ruslan Balbek, Andrey Kozenko, Svetlana Savchenko, Pavel Shperov and an MP from Sevastopol Dmitri Belik.

The total number is eight deputies elected to the State Duma of the Russian Federation during the September elections in Crimea. But two of them (Natalya Poklonskaya and Mikhail Sharamet) are already under the EU sanctions.

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