EU personal sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity have been applied against eight Russian citizens.

The Council of the European Union has expanded the list of personal sanctions against those responsible for undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list includes eight people. This was reported by the press service of the Council of the EU.

The sanctions list includes judges, prosecutors and security officials responsible for complying with Russian law in the illegally occupied Crimea. “These people made biased decisions in politically motivated cases, persecuted or suppressed opponents of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol,” the EU said in a press release.

According to the official EU magazine, judges Andriy Dolgopolov, Mykhailo Bilousov, Viktor Mozhelyansky and Halyna Redko were sanctioned. The list also includes the Russian prosecutor Evgeny Kolpikov, employees of Investigative committee of the Russian Federation on “Republic of Crimea” Magomed Magomedov and Vladimir Terentyev and the chairman of Federal service of safety in the Crimea Leonid Mikhailyuk.

The sanctions contain restrictions on travel to EU countries, a freeze on financial assets and a ban on providing funds or other economic resources to those on the sanctions list.

Currently, EU sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty apply to 185 people and 48 legal entities. For the first time such restrictive measures for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine were applied on March 17, 2014. In addition, there are also EU economic sanctions – until January 31, 2022, and for the annexation of Crimea – until June 23, 2022.