Last Updated: June 9, 2024

Vladimir Stepanovich KARANIK


Владимир Степанович КАРАНИК; Уладзімір Сцяпанавіч КАРАНIК; Uladzimir Stsiapanavich KARANIK; Vladimir Stepanovitj KARANIK; Uladzimir Stsiapanavitj KARANIK


Governor of the Grodno/Hrodna Region/Oblast; former Minister of Healthcare



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Official reason

In his former leadership capacity as the Minister of Healthcare, he was responsible for the use of healthcare services to repress peaceful protesters, including using ambulances to transport protesters in need of medical assistance to isolation wards rather than to hospitals. He made numerous public statements criticising the peaceful protests taki...

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(Date of UN designation: 2020-12-17)

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Restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine


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Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP.

Official Information

The Council of the EU first adopted restrictive measures against certain officials of Belarus on 24 September 2004. Targeted measures were imposed against persons who are considered by the Pourgourides Report to be key actors in the unresolved disappearances of four well-known persons in Belarus in 1999-2000. Additional listings were introduced fol...

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