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IMMIGRATION - ENTRY INTO NATIONAL TERRITORY FOR LISTED PERSONS CRIMEA / SEVASTOPOL

 

PROHIBITION

Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of:

(a) natural persons responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine, or which obstruct the work of international organisations in Ukraine;

(b) natural persons supporting, materially or financially, or benefitting from Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Ukraine;

(c) natural persons conducting transactions with the separatist groups in the Donbas region of Ukraine;

(d) natural persons supporting, materially or financially, or benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine; or

(e) leading businesspersons involved in economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine,

and natural persons associated with them, as listed in the Annex.

PERSONS CONCERNED

List: 
1. Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych (Вiктор Федорович Янукович), Viktor Fedorovich Yanukovich (Виктор Фёдорович Янукович)
2. Vitalii Yuriyovych Zakharchenko (Вiталiй Юрiйович Захарченко), Vitaliy Yurievich Zakharchenko (Виталий Юрьевич Захарченко)
3. Viktor Pavlovych Pshonka (Вiктор Павлович Пшонка) 
6. Viktor Ivanovych Ratushniak (Вiктор Iванович Ратушняк)
7. Oleksandr Viktorovych Yanukovych (Олександр Вiкторович Янукович)
9. Artem Viktorovych Pshonka (Артем Вiкторович Пшонка)
12. Serhiy Vitalyovych Kurchenko (Сергiй Вiталiйович Курченко)

EXCEPTIONS

(...) shall not oblige a Member State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.


(...) shall be without prejudice to the cases where a Member State is bound by an obligation of international law, namely:

(a) as a host country to an international intergovernmental organisation;

(b) as a host country to an international conference convened by, or under the auspices of the United Nations;

(c) under a multilateral agreement conferring privileges and immunities; or

(d) under the 1929 Treaty of Conciliation (Lateran pact) concluded by the Holy See (State of the Vatican City) and Italy.

This shall be considered as also applying in cases where a Member State is host country to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Member States may grant exemptions from the measures imposed under paragraph 1 where travel is justified on the grounds of urgent humanitarian need, or on grounds of attending intergovernmental meetings, and those promoted or hosted by the Union, or hosted by a Member State holding the Chairmanship in office of the OSCE, where a political dialogue is conducted that directly promotes the policy objectives of the restrictive measures, including support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

LICENCE MODALITIES. NOTIFICATION TO AUTHORITIES.

The Council shall be duly informed in all cases where a Member State grants an exemption (...).

A Member State wishing to grant exemptions referred to in paragraph 6 shall notify the Council in writing. The exemption shall be deemed to be granted unless one or more of the Council members raises an objection in writing within two working days of receiving notification of the proposed exemption. Should one or more of the Council members raise an objection, the Council, acting by qualified majority, may decide to grant the proposed exemption.

8.  Where, pursuant to paragraphs 3, 4, 6 and 7, a Member State authorises the entry into, or transit through its territory of persons listed in the Annex, the authorisation shall be limited to the purpose for which it is given to the person concerned therewith.

SERVICES CONCERNED

Entry into national territory of EU Member States by listed persons.

LEGAL SOURCE

Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Article 1

The EU Decision is not directly applicable in all EU Member States. It is binding only for the EU Member States. It requires national law or regulations to be implemented.