Last Updated: July 8, 2024

OSAM (Otdiel’naya sluzhba aktivnykh mieropriyatiy)


Отдельная служба активных мероприятий (ОСАМ); Асобная служба актыўных мерапрыемстваў (АСАМ); ASAM (Asobnaia sluzhba aktyunykh merapryemstvau); Otdelnaja sluzjba aktivnych meroprijatij


State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus, 24 Volodarsky St., 220050, Minsk, Belarus

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ASAM (Separate Service for Active Measures) is a Belarusian special border guard unit controlled by Viktar Lukashenka and headed by Ihar Kruchkou. ASAM forces under special operation ‘Gate’ organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to Union Member States and are directly involved in the physical transportation of migrants to the other side ...

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(Date of UN designation: 2021-12-02)

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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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