Russian deputy defence minister a proposed target of new EU sanctions
February 09, 2015
On 6 February 2015, EU diplomats indicated that Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov is one of five Russians named on a list of potential new sanctions targets to be considered by the Foreign Affairs Council on 9 February 2015. The diplomats suggested that Mr Antonov, said to be the highest-profile individual listed, was targeted as a compromise between EU states, some of whom had pressed for sanctions against his senior, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
The list of proposed targets was drawn up by EU foreign ministers on 5 February 2015, as we previously reported on this blog. A full list of sanctions currently in force against Ukraine can be found in the "sanctions in force" section of this blog.