Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/582 of 8 April 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
In view of the gravity of the situation, the Council considers that it is appropriate to impose restrictive measures on leading businesspersons involved in economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to, and on persons supporting or benefitting from, the Government of the Russian Federation and on natural persons associated with those persons, including family members unduly benefitting from them. The Council also considers that the Ministers and members of the ‘People’s Council’ of the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ and ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ should be subject to restrictive measures. Furthermore, the Council considers that companies supporting, materially or financially, or benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation and materially or financially supporting actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine should also be subject to restrictive measures. As a result, 216 individuals and 18 entities should be added to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP. The Council considers that a derogation to the assets freeze and the prohibition from making funds and economic resources available to designated persons and entities should be introduced for diplomatic missions. The Council considers that a derogation should be introduced for certain operations applicable to certain entities listed in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP. Decision 2014/145/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly.