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EU Ambassadors have agreed to introduce personal sanctions against four officers of the Russian GRU military intelligence agency, according to RFE/RL's correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak.

According to the journalist, among the persons in question there are Alexander Mishkin (aka "Alexander Petrov") and Anatoly Chepiga (aka "Ruslan Boshirov"), believed to be complicit in a poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the novichok military grade nerve agent in the British town of Salisbury.

"EU ambs have today agreed to sanction 4 GRU officers, including the two #Salisbury "tourists". 5 ppl from #Syria will also be listed. the sanctions will be approved by EU for mins on Mon & are the first under the new chemical weapons sanctions regime," Jozwiak wrote on Twitter.

As UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. Treasury added to their sanction lists 18 persons and four entities from Russia.

GRU operatives Alexander Mishkin (aka "Alexander Petrov") and Anatoly Chepiga (aka "Ruslan Boshirov") are among sanctioned individuals.