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Vladimir Nikolaevich ANTONOV has been sanctioned Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Switzerland, UK, U.S 2022

Vladimir Nikolaevich ANTONOV (Vladimir Antonov) is the so-called ‘Deputy of the Chair of the Government’ of the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’. In taking on and acting in this capacity, he has actively undermined the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and hence Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov has been sanctioned Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Switzerland, UK, U.S. Treasury.

U.S. Treasury Sanctions (Vladimir Antonov)

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 28, 2022 designated Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov pursuant to E.O. 14065 for being or having been, since the date of E.O. 14065, leaders, officials, senior executive officers, or members of the board of directors of an entity operating in the so-called DNR or LNR regions of Ukraine or such other regions of Ukraine as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State.

Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov (Antonov), deputy chairperson of the so-called government of the DNR; Antonov is also sanctioned by Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, Switzerland and the UK “

UK Sanctions Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov

On 21 March 2023 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK. This UK Sanctions list provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act.

Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov was listed in this list at number 52.

In the Asset Freeze Targets updated list released on 21/03/2023 and again updated on 15/11/2023 , Vladimir Antonov was again listed.

Name (non-Latin script): АНТОНОВВ ладимир Николаевич
DOB: 24/12/1979. Address: 2ast. Universitetskaya, Donetsk, Ukraine.

Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref) : RUS1136.
Financial sanctions imposed in addition to an asset freeze:Trust services. Datet rust services sanctions imposed: 21/03/2023. (UK Statement of Reasons): As a minister in the illegal separatist ‘government’ of the‘Donetsk People’s Republic’, they have engaged in policies and/or actions which destabilise Ukraine and/or undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine.
(Gender):Male Listed on: 13/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 13/04/2022 Last Updated: 21/03/2023 Group ID: 15088.

EU Sanctions Vladimir Antonov

8 April 2022 in Brussels, EU added Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014.

Australia Sanctions Vladimir Antonov

Following registration of the below listed Legislative Instruments made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, DFAT has updated the Consolidated List having Vladimir Antonov mentioned in it

The updated Consolidated List can be downloaded from the following page:

FAQs on Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov:

Who is Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov?

Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov is a Russian businessman who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) from 2018 to 2022. He is also the chairman of the board of directors of the Foundation for International Humanitarian Projects, a non-governmental organization that provides assistance to the DPR. Antonov is a controversial figure who has been sanctioned by the United States and the European Union for his role in the DPR.

What is Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov’s background?

Antonov was born in Donetsk in 1966. He graduated from the Donetsk State Technical University with a degree in engineering. After graduation, he worked in a number of engineering and managerial positions in the Donetsk region. In 2002, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food Policy of the DPR. He served in this position until 2018, when he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

What are Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov’s responsibilities as Deputy Prime Minister of the DPR?

As Deputy Prime Minister, Antonov was responsible for overseeing the DPR’s social policy. This included areas such as education, healthcare, and pensions. He was also responsible for coordinating the DPR’s humanitarian aid efforts.

What are Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov’s political views?

Antonov is a supporter of the DPR’s independence from Ukraine. He believes that the DPR has the right to self-determination and that the Ukrainian government is illegitimate. Antonov has also expressed support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Why has Vladimir Nikolaevich Antonov been sanctioned?

Antonov has been sanctioned by the United States and the European Union for his role in the DPR. The sanctions freeze Antonov’s assets and prohibit him from traveling to the United States and the European Union. Antonov has also been sanctioned by the Ukrainian government.


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