Last Updated: June 20, 2024

85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU)

Aliases

military unit 26165; Strontium; Pawn Storm; Sofacy Group; Fancy Bear; 85ο Κύριο Κέντρο για Ειδικές Υπηρεσίες (GTsSS) της Κεντρικής Διεύθυνσης του Γενικού Επιτελείου των Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων της Ρωσικής Ομοσπονδίας (GU/GRU); στρατιωτική μονάδα 26165; 85e Centre principal des services spéciaux (GTsSS) de la direction générale du renseignement de l...

Address

Komsomol’skiy Prospekt, 20, 119146, Moscow, Russian Federation

Linked to

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L_202401390

Official reason

The 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU), also known as ‘military unit 26165’ (industry nicknames: ‘APT28’, ‘Fancy Bear’, ‘Sofacy Group’, ‘Pawn Storm’ and ‘Strontium’), is responsible for cyber-attacks with a significant effect constituting ...

Other Information

(Date of UN designation: 2020-10-22)

Date of listing

2024-05-17

Program information

Authority

EU

Program

Restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

Regime

EU-horizontal

Target State

Cyber-attacks

Measures

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) 2019/797.

Official Information

Through the adoption of the “Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox” on 19 June 2017, the Council stressed the growing need to protect the integrity and security of the EU, its Member States and their citizens against cyber threats and malicious cyber activities. At the European Council on 18 October 2018, Member States called for the introduction of a new EU san...

Program URL

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02019D0797-20230517