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In addition to the notification from FCDO, OFSI added the following person to its Belarus sanctions:

GUTSERIEV, Mikhail Safarbekovich
DOB: 09/03/1958. POB: Akmolinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (now Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) a.k.a: GUTSERIYEV, Mikhail, Safarbekovich Nationality: (1) Russian (2) Cypriot Passport Details: K00162033 Expires 11 Feb 2024. Address: Russia. Position: Businessman Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0110 (UK Statement of Reasons): Mikhail Gutseriev is a prominent Russian businessman who is one of the main private investors in Belarus and a longstanding associate of Alexander Lukashenko, who is responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. Gutseriev has provided support for the Government of Belarus, including through use of his business interests. (Gender): Male Listed on: 09/08/2021 Last Updated: 09/08/2021 Group ID: 14131.

and amended the following existing designations:

1. EISMAONT, Natallia Mikalaeuna Nikolayevna
DOB: 16/02/1984. POB: Minsk, Fformer USSR Ccurrently Belarus a.k.a: (1) EISMOANT, Natalia, Nikolayevna (2) EISMONT, Natallya (3) EISMOANT, Natalya, Mikalaeuna (4) EISMANT, Natallya Nationality: Belarusian Position: Spokesperson / Press Secretary of the President of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0059 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): Natallia Eismaont was appointed Spokesperson / Press Secretary to President Lukashenko in November 2014. In this role, she has actively supported President Lukashenko throughout the flawed election process surrounding the 9 August during 2020 Presidential election. Through her activities and statements, she has supported the repression of civil society and the democratic opposition in Belarus and has undermined democracy and the rule of law in Belarus. (Gender): Female Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 09/08/2021 Group ID: 13993.

2. KHRENIN, Viktor Gennadevich
Title: Lieutenant General DOB: 01/08/1971. POB: Navahrudak/Novogroduk, Grodno
Region, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: (1) KHRENIN, Viktar, Gienadzjevich (2) KHRENIN, Viktar, Henadzevich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus, 1, Kommunisticheskaya St., Minsk, Belarus, 220034. Position: Minister of Defence Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0096 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his position as Minister of Defence of Belarus since 20 January 2020, Viktor Khrenin is responsible for the decision taken by the Command of the Air Forces and Air Defence Forces for the order dispatching military aircraft to intercept passenger flight FR4978 and compel its landing at Minsk airport, without proper justification, on 23 May 2021. In doing so, Khrenin acted at the direction of Alexander Lukashenko and in conjunction with the Belarusian aviation authorities. This resulted in the forced redirection of flight FR4978, the detention of the aircraft, its passengers and the crew, and the arrest of opposition journalist and civil society actor Roman Protasevich and Protasevich’s partner, Sofia Sapega. This politically motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Protasevich and Sapega and constitutes a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. Viktor Khrenin is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus and so undermined democracy and the rule of law there. (Gender): Male Listed on: 21/06/2021 Last Updated: 21/06/2021 09/08/2021 Group ID: 14113.

3. KUBRAKOUV, Ivan Uladzimiravich Vladimirovich
Title: Major General Oof Police DOB: 05/05/1975. POB: Malinovka village, Mogilev Oblast, Fformer USSR Currently (now Belarus) a.k.a: KUBRAKOVU, Ivan, Vladimirovich Uladzimiravich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, 4 Gorodskoi Val Street, Minsk, Belarus, 220030 Position: Head of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Other Information: Former Head of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee and Major- General of Police (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0014 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his position as Head of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee and Major-General of Police, Ivan Kubrakouv is was responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by police forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Following his appointment as Minister of Internal Affairs in October 2020, Kubrakov is responsible for all law enforcement agencies operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, including the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR); the Special Purpose Police Detachment (OMON/AMAP); the Main Directorate for Combatting Organised Crime and Corruption (GUBOPiK) and the paramilitary MVD Internal Troops. SOBR and OMON units were at the forefront of the use of violence to repress peaceful demonstrators following the 9 August 2020 presidential election, including after Kubrakov’s appointment. Since Kubrakov’s appointment, GUBOPiK has continued to carry out raids on the homes and offices of journalists, political activists and human rights defenders. GUBOPiK officers were also involved in the arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner Sofia Sapega following the forced diversion by the Belarusian regime of Ryanair flight FR4978 on 23 May 2021. In his role as Minister of Internal Affairs, Kubrakov bears responsibility for the serious human rights violations and repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus carried out by law enforcement agencies. (Gender): Male Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 09/08/2021 Group ID: 13936.

4. LUKASHENKO, Alexander Ryhorovich Grigorievich
Title: President DOB: 30/08/1954. POB: Kopys, Vitebsk/Viciebsk district, former USSR (currently Belarus) a.k.a: (1) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Grigorievich (2) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Grogorievich (3) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Ryhoravich (4) LUKASHENKA, Alexander, Grigorievich (5) LUKASHENKA, Alexander, Ryhoravich (6) LUKASHENKA, Aliaksandr, Grigorievich (7) LUKASHENKA, Aliaksandr, Ryhoravich (8) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr, Grigorievich (9) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr, Grogorievich (10) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr, Ryhoravich (11) LUKASHENKO, Alexander, Grigorievich (12) LUKASHENKO, Alexander, Ryhoravich (13) LUKASHENKO, Aliaksandr, Grigorievich (14) LUKASHENKO, Aliaksandr, Ryhoravich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Independence Palace, Prospekte Pobeditelei, Minsk, Belarus. Position: President of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): GHR0050 and BEL0045 Listed under the Global Human Rights and Belarus sanctions regimes. (UK Statement of Reasons): Alexander Lukashenko is the President of Belarus. He has held near absolute authority in his 26 years in power and maintains close control over the security apparatus of the State. This authority has remained in place since the 9 August 2020 Presidential election and he is ultimately responsible for the violence against protestors and journalists and the Lukashenko regime’s campaign to repress civil society and democratic opposition, and undermine the rule of law, that has followed the disputed election result in Belarus. Lukashenko has not called out violence and has expressed support for security services. Alexander Lukashenko has therefore been responsible for serious violations of human rights, the repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus, or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus in the weeks following 9 August 2020, and has been involved in promoting such violations activities. (Gender): Male Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 09/08/2021 Group ID: 13918.

5. LUKASHENKO, Viktor Aliaksandravich
Title: National Security Advisor DOB: 28/11/1975. POB: Mohilev/Mogilev/Mahiliou, former USSR (currently now Belarus) a.k.a: (1) LUKASHENKA, Viktar, Aleksandrovich (2) LUKASHENKA, Viktar, Aliaksandravich (3) LUKASHENKA, Viktor, Aleksandrovich (4) LUKASHENKO, Viktar, Aleksandrovich (5) LUKASHENKO, Viktar, Aliaksandravich (6) LUKASHENKO, Viktor, Aleksandrovich (7) LUKASHENKA, Viktor, Aliaksandravich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Belarus. Position: President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (2) former National Security Advisor to the President Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): GHR0051 and BEL0047 Listed under the Global Human Rights and Belarus sanctions regimes. (Further Identifying Information): Son of the President (UK Statement of Reasons): Viktor Lukashenko is the former National Security Adviser to the President of Belarus and a former member of the Security Council of Belarus. In these roles, he oversees law enforcement and the security services and is was therefore responsible for the serious human rights violations perpetrated against protestors and journalists following the Presidential election on 9 August 2020. Since February 2021, Viktor Lukashenko has been the President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (NOC). Prior to this, he was the First Vice President of the NOC. The International Olympic Committee has adopted measures against the NOC for not appropriately protecting athletes from reprisals against them for protesting the 9 August 2020 elections and subsequent violent suppression of peaceful protests. Viktor Lukashenko is therefore responsible for supporting the Lukashenko regime in its repression of civil society or democratic opposition or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 09/08/2021 Group ID: 13919.

6. SERGEENKO, Igor Petrovich
Title: Chief of Staff to the President DOB: 14/01/1963. POB: Stolitsa, Vitebsk/Viciebsk region, former USSR (currently Belarus) a.k.a: (1) SERGEENKO, Igor, Piatrovich (2) SERGEENKO, Ihar, Petrovich (3) SERGEENKO, Ihar, Piatrovich (4) SERGEYENKO, Igor, Piatrovich (5) SERGEYENKO, Ihar, Petrovich (6) SERGEYENKO, Ihar, Piatrovich (7) SERGYAENKA, Igor, Piatrovich (8) SERGYAENKA, Ihar, Petrovich (9) SERGYAENKA, Ihar, Piatrovich (10) SIARHEENKA, Igor, Piatrovich (11) SIARHEENKA, Ihar, Petrovich (12) SIARHEENKA, Ihar, Piatrovich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Belarus. Position: Chief of Staff to the President of Belarus (a.k.a. Head of the Presidential Administration) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): GHR0052 and BEL0046 Listed under the Global Human Rights and Belarus sanctions regimes. (Further Identifying Information): Former First Deputy Head of the KGB, former Head of the KGB of the Mogilev/Mohilev region. (UK Statement of Reasons): Igor Sergeenko is the Chief of Staff to the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, also known as the Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus. In this role, Sergeenko has significant influence over the Belarusian authorities’ response to the post-election protests, including serious human rights violations, the repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus and actions and policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus. Sergeenko also plays an important coordinating role over state bodies, including the working relationship between the President and the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior and its internal security forces, which are responsible for treatment amounting to serious human rights violations. (Gender): Male Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 09/08/2021 Group ID: 13920.

7. TERTEL, Ivan Stanislavavich Stanislavovich
DOB: 08/09/1966. POB: (1) Village Privalki (2) Privalka in Hrodna/Grodno Oblast, Former USSR Currently Belarus a.k.a: TERTEL, Ivan, Stanislavovich Stanislavavich Nationality: Belarusian Address: 17, Nezavisimosti Ave., Minsk, Belarus, 220030 Position: (1) Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB) (2) Former Chairman of the State Control Committee Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0057 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): Ivan Tertel was appointed Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB) on 3 September 2020. He was formerly the Chairman of the State Control Committee and before that Deputy Chairman of the KGB. In his role as Chairman of the State Security Committee, he has overall responsibility for the State Security Committee including the involvement of KGB officers in serious human rights violations and abuses against detained protestors and journalists, which they have were carried out since after the election of 9 August 2020. Furthermore, in his former capacity as Chairman of the State Control Committee, Tertel was involved in a campaign of intimidation and harassment of a leading opponent of Lukashenko, and therefore involved in the repression of democratic opposition. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 09/08/2021 Group ID: 13985.

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Categories: Belarus Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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