The foreign mister of the EU countries have visa bans and asset freezes against the two highest executives of the Russian military intelligence service GRU decided.

The chief and the Deputy chief of the GRU were for the use of nerve agent in the attack on the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal responsible, said in a Monday statement published. Thus, symbol will be set, the two agents on the sanction list, which carried out the attack in the British Salisbury allegedly. You are looking for from UK has long been on the international police organization Interpol.

In the attack on the British Salisbury had been poisoned in March 2018, the former double agent Skripal and his daughter Julia hard. The perpetrators took advantage of a medium that matches the one in the former Soviet Union developed combat substance Nowitschok. According to British investigation, the Russian military put intelligence service GRU. The government in Moscow denies, however, any responsibility.

in addition to the Russian citizens to the EU-Minister of foreign Affairs list on Monday by five other Syrians and the Syrian center for scientific studies and research (SSRC) on the sanction. You will be accused of by the EU, to be for the dissemination and the use of chemical weapons is responsible.

the basis for the sanctions is a new EU regulation on restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons. It was applied with the decisions of the EU foreign Ministers on Monday for the first time.

dpa