The European Union has released the names of 13 people and two companies which are the subject of restrictive sanctions as of May 12th. Only one of the names appears on the US’ Russia sanctions’ lists, Vladimir Volodin, President Putin’s first Deputy Chief of Staff. The Canadian sanctions list six Russia and and six Ukrainian citizens, who are subject to economic sanctions also from May 12th. This excellent and up to date resource contains the names of all entities and individuals sanctioned by US, EU, Norway, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. There is also a list of the known subjects of Russian travel sanctions on Canadian and US officials. It maybe worth bookmarking that as a reference point for who has sanctioned whom.
Canada’s latest economic sanctions
- Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov, (Вале́рий Васи́льевич Гера́симов), sources note his DOB as September 8th 1955. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army.
- Igor Girkin (also known as Igor Strelkov) (Игорь Всеволодович Гиркин), DOB December 17th 1970. Member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
- Sergei Ivanovich Menyailo, acting Governor of the Ukrainian annexed city of Sevastopol and former Russian Black Sea Fleet Assistant Commander.
- Sergei Ivanovich Neverov, Deputy Chairman of State Duma, United Russia.
- Oleg Genirokhovich Savelyev, Minister for Crimean Affairs.
- Ludmila Ivanovna Shvetsova, Deputy Chairman of State Duma, United Russia.
- Olga Fedorovna Kovatidi, member of the Russian Federation Council from the annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
- German Prokopiv, active leader of the ‘Luhansk Guard’ and a leader of the youth wing.
- Valeriy Bolotov, retired officer, chair of airborne troop veterans of Luhansk oblast.
- Andriy Purgin, head of the self declared ‘DonetskRepublic’.
- Denys Pushylin, one of the leaders of the self declared ‘DonetskRepublic’.
- Sergey Gennadevich Tsyplakov, one of the leaders of the ideologically radical organization ‘People’s Militia of Donbass’.
Vyacheslav Viktorovich VOLODIN (Вячеслав Викторович Володин) ; born 4 February 1964 in Alekseevka, Saratov region.
First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia. Responsible for overseeing the political integration of the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea into the Russian Federation.
Vladimir SHAMANOV; born 15.02.1954 in Barnaul. Commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, Colonel-General. In his senior position holds responsibility for the deployment of Russian airborne forces in Crimea.
Vladimir Nikolaevich PLIGIN; born 19.05.1960 in Ignatovo, Vologodsk Oblast, USSR.
Chair of the Duma Constitutional Law Committee. Responsible for facilitating the adoption of legislation on the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation.
Petr Grigorievich JAROSH
Acting Head of the Federal Migration Service office for Crimea. Responsible for the systematic and expedited issuance of Russian passports for the residents of Crimea.
Oleg Grigorievich KOZYURA; born 19.12.1962 in Zaporozhye
Acting Head of the Federal Migration Service office for Sevastopol. Responsible for the systematic and expedited issuance of Russian passports for the residents of Crimea.
Viacheslav PONOMARIOV, or Vyacheslav POMOMARYOV
Self-declared mayor of Slaviansk. Ponomarev called on Vladimir Putin to send in Russian troops to protect the city and later asked him to supply weapons. Ponomarev’s men are involved in kidnappings (they captured Ukrainian reporter Irma Krat and Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, both were later released, they detained military observers under OSCE Vienna Document).
Igor Mykolaiovych BEZLER; born in 1965
One of the leaders of self-proclaimed militia of Horlivka. He took control of the Security Service of Ukraine’s Office in Donetsk region building and afterwards seized the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ district station in the town of Horlivka. He has links to Ihor Strielkov under which command he was involved in the murder of Peoples’ Deputy of the Horlivka’s Municipal Council Volodymyr Rybak according to the SBU.
Igor KAKIDZYANOV (Игорь Какидзянов)
One of the leaders of armed forces of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’. The aim of the forces is to ‘protect the people of Donetsk People’s Republic and territorial integrity of the republic’ according to Pushylin, one of the leaders of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’. According to news sources, armed forces in Ukraine arrested Kakidzyanov in Kiev on May 7th.
Oleg TSARIOV or TSARIEV (Олег Царев) possible DOB 2 June 1970
Member of the Rada. Publicly called for the creation of the Federal Republic of Novorossia, composed of South Eastern Ukrainian regions.
Roman LYAGIN (Роман Лягин)
Head of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ Central Electoral Commission. Actively organised the referendum on 11 May on the self-determination of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’.
Aleksandr MALYKHIN (Aлександр Mалыхин)
Head of the ‘Lugansk People’s Republic’ Central Electoral Commission. Actively organised the referendum on 11 May on the self-determination of the ‘Lugansk People’s Republic’.
Natalia Vladimirovna POKLONSKAYA (Ната́лья Влади́мировна Покло́нская) ; born 18.03.1980 in Eupatoria.
Prosecutor of Crimea. Actively implementing Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Igor Sergeievich SHEVCHENKO (Игорь Сергеевич ШЕВЧЕНКО)
Acting Prosecutor of Sevastopol. Actively implementing Russia’s annexation of Sevastopol.
The two organisations which are the subject of EU sanctions are PJSC CHERNOMORNEFTEGAZ and FEODOSIA. The Russian backed Crimean Parliament claimed the assets of both companies, effectively confiscating them.
Transliteration from Cyrillic to Latin script
When transliterated into English/Latin script, Russian names can take on a slightly different spelling and this is worth noting for screening purposes. For example the name Viacheslav Ponomariov could also be written as Vyacheslav Ponomayov – the letters Y and I can be interchangeable. The name Oleg Tsariov could be transliterated as Tsariev from the original Царев.