Putin’s Top Officials Targeted by EU Sanctions

Russians facing European Union sanctions over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny include the head of Russia’s domestic spy agency and the first deputy chief of staff in the presidential administration, an EU diplomat said, as reported by Reuters.

The list also included the head of the presidential administration’s domestic policy directorate, two deputy ministers of defense and President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the Siberian Federal District, the EU diplomat added.

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin was also listed under the EU’s Libya sanction regime, the diplomat said.