The European Union has put sanctions on senior officials from Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, nearly a year after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the British city of Salisbury, according to a decision granted by the bloc's Foreign Affairs ministers.

The new sanctions have targeted four prominent Russian intelligence agents, all of whom are believed to be in Russia, and included Igor Kostyukov and Vladimir Alexseyev, the chief and deputy head of the GRU, ...

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