Four Russians were excluded from the EU sanctions list
With the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, a large number of Russian citizens and organizations fell under European Union sanctions. And since that time, few people have had them removed.
However, according to information published in the official publication of the European Union, four Russians, one of whom is no longer alive, were removed from the EU sanctions lists. We are talking about Colonel Georgy Shuvaev, ex-head of the OZON company Alexander Shulgin and Russian businessmen Farhad Akhmedov and Grigory Berezkin.
Hero of Russia Colonel Georgy Ivanovich Shuvaev was a member of the Northern Military District, for which he was included in the EU sanctions list. The colonel was killed in action on October 1, 2022. However, only almost a year later it was excluded from the EU lists.
Alexander Aleksandrovich Shulgin previously held the positions of general director of Yandex, and then of the Ozon group of companies. On April 8, the EU imposed sanctions against him for his support of Putin's policies, as evidenced by his presence at a meeting with the Russian president in the Kremlin on February 24. After Shulgin came under sanctions, he almost immediately left the post of CEO of Ozon.
Russian businessman Farhad Teymurovich Akhmedov was a former co-owner of the gas production company Northgas; he is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AZNAR company, which distributes pomegranate juice. Akhmedov was included in the package of anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union, adopted on April 8, 2022, as a leading businessman working in sectors of the economy that provide a significant source of income to the government of the Russian Federation.
Russian entrepreneur Grigory Viktorovich Berezkin is the owner of a group of ESN companies involved in the oil industry and electric power industry. He, like Akhmedov, ended up on the EU sanctions list adopted on April 8, 2022, and for the same reasons.
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