The European Union has imposed sanctions upon the two senior leaders of the Russian GRU, its military intelligence service, for nerve agent attacks in the UK in 2018. The alleged perpetrators f the attack were also listed.
(1) Igor Kostyukov, head of GRU.
(2) Alexander Alekseyev, his deputy.
(3) Alexander Petrov, alleged Salisbury attacker.
(4) Ruslan Boshirov, the second alleged attacker.
Travel bans and asset freezes have been instituted against the individuals listed. The Russian government has denied that there is any basis for the sanctions imposed.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant