Last Updated: February 25, 2024

Valeriy Nikolaevich ZAKHAROV


Валерий Николаевич ЗАХАРОВ; Valery Nikolaevich ZAKHAROV; Valerij Nikolajevitj ZAKHAROV; Valerij Zacharov; Валери Захаров


former security counsellor to the President of the Central African Republic (CAR),\nformer member of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)



Reg. ID

M-5658 (other-Other identification number) (Wagner Group ID)

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Official reason

Valery Zakharov, a former member of the Russian state security (FSB), is the security counsellor to the President of the Central African Republic (CAR). He is a key figure in the Wagner Group’s command structure and keeps close links with the Russian authorities. Given his influential position in CAR and his leading role in the Wagner Group, he is...

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(Date of UN designation: 2021-12-13)

Date of listing


Program information




Restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses



Target State

Human Rights


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 (CFSP) 2020/1999

Official Information

On 9 December 2019, the Council welcomed the launch by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of preparatory work to establish a horizontal EU sanctions regime against serious human rights violations and abuses. On 17 November 2020, the Council approved conclusions on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Demo...

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