Treasury Targets Russian Operatives over Election Interference, World Anti-Doping Agency Hacking, and Other Malign Activities
Novichok Nerve Agent Attack
In a brazen attack that defied international norms and Russia’s obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, GRU officers attempted to assassinate Sergei Skripal and his daughter by using a military grade nerve agent called Novichok in Salisbury, England in March 2018. Skripal, his daughter, and a police officer survived the attack; however, months later, two additional British nationals were exposed to the agent, one of whom died as a result. Many governments, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Canada, have made it clear that the Russian government was responsible for this attack.
Today OFAC is designating Alexander Petrov (Petrov) and Ruslan Boshirov (Boshirov), the GRU officers responsible for carrying out this attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Petrov and Boshirov were designated pursuant to CAATSA Section 224 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the GRU.Читать полный текст документа на английском языке ЗДЕСЬ