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Vladimir Stepanovich ALEXSEYEV


Владимир Степанович АЛЕКСЕЕВ


First Deputy Head of the GRU (a.k.a. GU)

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Vladimir Stepanovich Alexseyev is the First Deputy Head of the GRU (a.k.a. GU). Given his senior leadership role in the GRU, Alexseyev is responsible for the possession, transport and use in Salisbury during the weekend of 4 March 2018 of the toxic nerve agent ‘Novichok’ by officers from the GRU.

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(Date of UN designation: 2019-01-21)

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Restrictive measures against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons



Target State

Chemical Weapons


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

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- All assets of the listed persons and entities listed in the Annex of Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1544 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) 2018/1544.

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At the European Council on 28 June 2018, Member States called for the prompt adoption of a new EU regime of restrictive measures to address the use and proliferation of chemical weapons. This is part of EU's support to the Decision of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (CWC) of 27 June 2018 ...

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