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OFAC’s turn: Belarus designation, General License and FAQs

Today, OFAC added the following persons:

ASTREIKA, Alyaksandr Vyachaslavavich (Cyrillic: АСТРЭЙКА, Аляксандр Вячаслававiч) (a.k.a. ASTREIKA, Aliaksandr; a.k.a. ASTREIKA, Aliaksandr Viachaslavavich; a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Aleksandr (Cyrillic: АСТРЕЙКО, Александр); a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Aleksandr Vyacheslavovich (Cyrillic: АСТРЕЙКО, Александр Вячеславович); a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Alexander; a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Alexander Viacheslavovich), Minsk Oblast, Belarus; DOB 22 Dec 1971; POB Kapyl, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS]. 

DARASHENKA, Volha Lieanidawna (a.k.a. DARASHENKA, Olga Leanidauna; a.k.a. DARASHENKA, Volga Leanidauna (Cyrillic: ДАРАШЭНКА, Вольга Леанiдаўна); a.k.a. DARASHENKA, Volha Leanidauna; a.k.a. DOROSHENKO, Olga; a.k.a. DOROSHENKO, Olga Leonidovna (Cyrillic: ДОРОШЕНКО, Ольга Леонидовна)), Mogilev Oblast, Belarus; DOB 1976; nationality Belarus; Gender Female (individual) [BELARUS].

EISMANT, Natallia Mikalaeuna (Cyrillic: ЭЙСМАНТ, Наталля Мiкалаеўна) (a.k.a. EISMANT, Natallia; a.k.a. EISMONT, Natalia Nikolayevna (Cyrillic: ЭЙСМОНТ, Наталья Николаевна); a.k.a. EISMONT, Natalya), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 16 Feb 1984; POB Minsk, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Female; National ID No. 4160284A004PB3 (Belarus) (individual) [BELARUS].

GURZHY, Andrei Anatoljevich (a.k.a. GURZHII, Andrei Anatolevich; a.k.a. GURZHIY, Andrey Anatolievich (Cyrillic: ГУРЖИЙ, Андрей Анатольевич); a.k.a. GURZHY, Andrei; a.k.a. GURZHY, Andrei Anatolievich (Cyrillic: ГУРЖЫ, Андрэй Анатольевiч); a.k.a. HURZHY, Andrei Anatolevich), Homel Oblast, Belarus; DOB 10 Oct 1975; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

HRYB, Mikhail (a.k.a. GRIB, Mikhail (Cyrillic: ГРИБ, Михаил); a.k.a. GRIB, Mikhail Vyacheslavovich (Cyrillic: ГРИБ, Михаил Вячеславович)), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 29 Jul 1980; POB Minsk, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

KACHANAVA, Natallia Ivanauna (Cyrillic: КАЧАНАВА, Наталля Iванаўна) (a.k.a. KOCHANOVA, Natalia Ivanovna (Cyrillic: КОЧАНОВА, Наталья Ивановна); a.k.a. KOCHANOVA, Natalya), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 25 Sep 1960; POB Polotsk, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Female (individual) [BELARUS].

KALINOWSKI, Siarhei Aliaksiejevich (a.k.a. KALINOUSKI, Siarhei Aliakseevich (Cyrillic: КАЛIНОЎСКI, Сяргей Аляксеевiч); a.k.a. KALINOVSKII, Sergei Alekseevich; a.k.a. KALINOVSKIY, Sergey Alekseevich (Cyrillic: КАЛИНОВСКИЙ, Сергей Алексеевич); a.k.a. KALINOVSKY, Sergei), Brest Oblast, Belarus; DOB 03 Jan 1969; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

KARPIANKOU, Mikalai (Cyrillic: КАРПЯНКОЎ, Мікалай) (a.k.a. KARPENKOV, Nikolai (Cyrillic: КАРПЕНКОВ, Николай); a.k.a. KARPENKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich (Cyrillic: КАРПЕНКОВ, Николай Николаевич); a.k.a. KARPIANKOU, Mikalay; a.k.a. KARPYANKOU, Mikalay), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 06 Sep 1968; POB Minsk, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

KATSUBA, Sviatlana Piatrowna (a.k.a. KACUBA, Sviatlana; a.k.a. KATSUBA, Sviatlana Piatrouna (Cyrillic: КАЦУБА, Святлана Пятроўна); a.k.a. KATSUBO, Svetlana; a.k.a. KATSUBO, Svetlana Petrovna (Cyrillic: КАЦУБО, Светлана Петровна)), Homel Oblast, Belarus; DOB 06 Aug 1959; POB Podilsk, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine; nationality Belarus; Gender Female (individual) [BELARUS].

LASIAKIN, Aliaksandr Mikhajlavich (a.k.a. LASIAKIN, Aliaksandr Mikhailavich; a.k.a. LASYAKIN, Aliaksandr Mikhailavich (Cyrillic: ЛАСЯКIН, Аляксандр Мiхайлавiч); a.k.a. LOSIAKIN, Aleksandr Mikhailovich; a.k.a. LOSYAKIN, Aleksandr; a.k.a. LOSYAKIN, Alexander; a.k.a. LOSYAKIN, Alexander Mikhailovich (Cyrillic: ЛОСЯКИН, Александр Михайлович)), Vitebsk, Belarus; DOB 21 Jul 1957; POB Novaya Belitsa, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

PLYSHEWSKI, Ihar Anatoljevich (a.k.a. PLYSHEUSKI, Igar Anatolievich (Cyrillic: ПЛЫШЭЎСКI, Iгар Анатольевiч); a.k.a. PLYSHEUSKI, Ihar; a.k.a. PLYSHEUSKI, Ihar Anatolevich; a.k.a. PLYSHEVSKII, Igor Anatolevich; a.k.a. PLYSHEVSKIY, Ihor Anatolievich (Cyrillic: ПЛЫШЕВСКИЙ, Игорь Анатольевич); a.k.a. PLYSHEVSKY, Igor), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 19 Feb 1979; POB Lyuban, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

RAKHMANAVA, Maryna Jurjewna (a.k.a. RAKHMANAVA, Marina Yureuna (Cyrillic: РАХМАНАВА, Марына Юреўна); a.k.a. RAKHMANAVA, Maryna Iureuna; a.k.a. RAKHMANOVA, Marina; a.k.a. RAKHMANOVA, Marina Iurevna; a.k.a. RAKHMANOVA, Marina Yurievna (Cyrillic: РАХМАНОВА, Марина Юрьевна)), Hrodna Oblast, Belarus; DOB 26 Sep 1970; nationality Belarus; Gender Female (individual) [BELARUS].

SHVED, Andrei Ivanavich (Cyrillic: ШВЕД, Андрэй Іванавіч) (a.k.a. SHVED, Andrei Ivanovich (Cyrillic: ШВЕД, Андрей Иванович); a.k.a. SHVED, Andrey Ivanovich), Belarus; DOB 21 Apr 1973; POB Glushkovichi, Lelchitsy District, Gomel Oblast, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

TSELIKAVIETS, Iryna Aliaksandrawna (a.k.a. TSELIKAVETS, Irina Aliaksandrauna (Cyrillic: ЦЭЛIКАВЕЦ, Iрына Аляксандраўна); a.k.a. TSELIKAVETS, Iryna Aliaksandrauna; a.k.a. TSELIKOVEC, Irina Alexandrovna (Cyrillic: ЦЕЛИКОВЕЦ, Ирина Александровна); a.k.a. TSELIKOVETS, Irina; a.k.a. TSELIKOVETS, Irina Aleksandrovna; a.k.a. TSELIKOVETS, Iryna), Minsk Oblast, Belarus; DOB 02 Nov 1976; POB Zhlobin, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Female (individual) [BELARUS].

TSERTSEL, Ivan Stanislavavich (Cyrillic: ЦЕРЦЕЛЬ, Iван Станiслававiч) (a.k.a. TERTEL, Ivan Stanislavavich (Cyrillic: ТЭРТЭЛЬ, Іван Станіслававіч); a.k.a. TERTEL, Ivan Stanislavovich (Cyrillic: ТЕРТЕЛ, Иван Станиславович)), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 08 Sep 1966; POB Privalka, Grodno Oblast, Belarus; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

ZUBKOV, Sergei Yevgenevich (Cyrillic: ЗУБКОВ, Сергей Евгеньевич) (a.k.a. ZUBKOU, Siarhei Yaugenavich (Cyrillic: ЗУБКОЎ, Сяргей Яўгенавiч)), Minsk, Belarus; DOB 21 Aug 1975; nationality Belarus; Gender Male (individual) [BELARUS].

and entities:

AKRESTSINA DETENTION CENTER (a.k.a. AKRESCINA JAIL; a.k.a. AKRESTSINA; a.k.a. AKRESTSINA JAIL; a.k.a. CENTER FOR THE ISOLATION OF LAWBREAKERS OF THE MINSK GUVD; a.k.a. CENTRE FOR ISOLATION OF OFFENDERS OF THE CHIEF DIRECTORATE OF THE INTERIOR OF MINSK EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; a.k.a. INSTITUTION CENTER FOR THE ISOLATION OF LAWBREAKERS OF THE MAIN INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE OF THE MINSK CITY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; a.k.a. OKRESTINA; a.k.a. OKRESTINA STREET DETENTION FACILITY; a.k.a. TSENTR IZALYATSYI PRAVANARUSHALNIKAU HUUS MINHARVYKANKAMA (Cyrillic: ЦЭНТР ІЗАЛЯЦЫІ ПРАВАПАРУШАЛЬНІКАЎ ГУУС МІНГАРВЫКАНКАМА); a.k.a. TSENTR IZOLYATSII PRAVONARUSHITELEI GUVD MINGORISPOLKOMA (Cyrillic: ЦЕНТР ИЗОЛЯЦИИ ПРАВОНАРУШИТЕЛЕЙ ГУВД МИНГОРИСПОЛКОМА); a.k.a. UCHREZHDENIYE TSENTR IZOLYATSII PRAVONARUSHITELEI GLAVNOVO UPRAVLENIYA VNUTRENNIKH DEL MINSKOVO GORODSKOVO ISPOLNITELNOVO KOMITETA (Cyrillic: УЧРЕЖДЕНИЕ ЦЕНТР ИЗОЛЯЦИИ ПРАВОНАРУШИТЕЛЕЙ ГЛАВНОГО УПРАВЛЕНИЯ ВНУТРЕННИХ ДЕЛ МИНСКОГО ГОРОДСКОГО ИСПОЛНИТЕЛЬНОГО КОМИТЕТА); a.k.a. USTANOVA TSENTR IZALYATSYI PRAVANARUSHALNIKAU HALOUNAHA UPRAULENIYA UNUTRANYKH SPRAU MINSKAHA GARADSKOHA VYKANAUCHAHA KAMITETA (Cyrillic: УСТАНОВА ЦЭНТР ІЗАЛЯЦЫІ ПРАВАПАРУШАЛЬНІКАЎ ГАЛОЎНАГА ЎПРАЎЛЕННЯ ЎНУТРАНЫХ СПРАЎ МІНСКАГА ГАРАДСКОГА ВЫКАНАЎЧАГА КАМІТЭТА)), per. 1-st Okrestina, d. 36, Minsk 220028, Belarus (Cyrillic: пер. 1-й Окрестина, д. 36, г. Минск 220028, Belarus); Registration Number 191291828 (Belarus) [BELARUS]. 

DIRECTORATE OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE BREST OBLAST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (Cyrillic: УПРАВЛЕНИЕ ВНУТРЕННИХ ДЕЛ БРЕСТСКОГО ОБЛИСПОЛКОМА) (a.k.a. BRESTOBLISPOLKOM DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS; a.k.a. BRESTOBLISPOLKOM UVD (Cyrillic: УВД БРЕСТОБЛИСПОЛКОМА); a.k.a. DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF BREST OBLAST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; a.k.a. UVD OF THE BREST OBLAST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (Cyrillic: УВД БРЕСТСКОГО ОБЛИСПОЛКОМА)), 28, Communist str., Brest 224000, Belarus; Target Type Government Entity; Registration Number 200127206 (Belarus) [BELARUS].

INTERNAL TROOPS OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS (a.k.a. INTERNAL TROOPS OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS (Cyrillic: ВНУТРЕННИЕ ВОЙСКА МИНИСТЕРСТВА ВНУТРЕННЫХ ДЕЛ)), 4 Gorodskoi Val, Minsk 220030, Belarus (Cyrillic: ул. Городской Вал, 4, Минск 220030, Belarus); Target Type Government Entity [BELARUS].

MAIN DIRECTORATE FOR COMBATING ORGANIZED CRIME AND CORRUPTION OF THE MVD OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS (Cyrillic: ГЛАВНОЕ УПРАВЛЕНИЕ ПО БОРЬБЕ С ОРГАНИЗОВАННОЙ ПРЕСТУПНОСТЬЮ И КОРРУПЦИЕЙ МВД РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ) (a.k.a. GUBOPIK (Cyrillic: ГУБОПИК)), ul. Revolyutsionnaya, 3, Minsk, Belarus; Organization Established Date 28 Mar 1991; Target Type Government Entity [BELARUS].

STATE SECURITY COMMITTEE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS (a.k.a. BELARUSIAN KGB; a.k.a. BELARUSIAN STATE SECURITY COMMITTEE; a.k.a. KAMITET DZYARZHAUNAI BIASPEKI RESPUBLIKI BELARUS (Cyrillic: КАМІТЭТ ДЗЯРЖАЎНАЙ БЯСПЕКІ РЭСПУБЛІКІ БЕЛАРУСЬ); a.k.a. KOMITET GOSUDARSTVENNOI BEZOPASNOSTI RESPUBLIKI BELARUS (Cyrillic: КОМИТЕТ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОЙ БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ)), Nezalezhnastsi Avenue, 17, Minsk 220030, Belarus; Komsomolskaya str., 30, Minsk 220030, Belarus; Target Type Government Entity [BELARUS].

to its Belarus sanctions program.

It also issued General License 3, which permits certain transactions with the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus:

(1) Requesting, receiving, utilizing, paying for, or dealing in licenses, permits, certifications, or notifications issued or registered by the Belarusian KGB for the importation, distribution, or use of information technology products in Belarus, provided that (i) the exportation, reexportation, or provision of any goods or technology that are subject to the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR parts 730 through 774, is licensed or otherwise authorized by the Department of Commerce; and (ii) the payment of any fees to the Belarusian KGB for such licenses, permits, certifications, or notifications does not exceed $5,000 in any calendar year;
Note to paragraph (a)(1). Except for the limited purposes described in paragraph (a)(1), this paragraph does not authorize the exportation, reexportation, or provision of goods or technology to or on behalf of the Belarusian KGB.
(2) Complying with law enforcement or administrative actions or investigations involving the Belarusian KGB; and
(3) Complying with rules and regulations administered by the Belarusian KGB.

Finally, it issued the following 2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

912. What does Belarus General License 3 (GL 3), “Authorizing Certain Transactions with the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus,” authorize?Answer

Belarus GL 3 authorizes transactions and activities with the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus (the Belarusian KGB) that are necessary and ordinarily incident to requesting, receiving, utilizing, paying for, or dealing in certain licenses and authorizations for the importation, distribution, or use of certain information technology products in Belarus.  It also authorizes transactions and activities necessary and ordinarily incident to compliance with rules and regulations administered by, and certain actions or investigations involving, the Belarusian KGB.

The GL was issued to ensure that U.S. persons engaging in certain business activities in Belarus that are not otherwise prohibited are not unduly impacted. Belarus GL 3 only authorizes certain transactions and activities with the Belarusian KGB acting in its administrative capacity and does not authorize U.S. persons to engage in transactions and activities with the Belarusian KGB except for the limited purposes described above.

913. Does Belarus GL 3 authorize the exportation of hardware or software to the Belarusian KGB, or where the Belarusian KGB is the end user of such hardware and software? Answer

No. Belarus GL 3 does not authorize the exportation, reexportation, or provision of any goods, technology, or services to the Belarusian KGB or any other blocked person, except for the limited purposes of complying with rules and regulations administered by, and certain actions and investigations involving, the Belarusian KGB or requesting certain licenses or authorizations for the importation, distribution, or use of information technology products in Belarus.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Belarus General License 3

FAQ 912, 913

Categories: Belarus Sanctions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guidance Licenses OFAC Updates Sanctions Lists

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