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20 December 2021 International sanction 2021

Updated sanction notification

The Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research EAER has published an amendment to Annexes 7 and 8 of the Ordinance of 11 August 2021 on Measures against Belarus (SR 946.231.116.9).

On December 17th, the Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (EAER) changed the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. The EAER therefore adapted the SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) sanctions database, which is relevant for Switzerland, on December 17, 2021 and published the adaptation on its  website  . The change will take effect on December 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.

The financial intermediaries are requested to block the relevant assets immediately and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance. Reporting to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reporting immediately to the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland according to Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act if the requirements are met.

Today, Swiss authorities updated the following entity:

SSID: 20-46124 Name: Belarusbank
Modifications: Listed on 11 Aug 2021, amended on 20 Dec 2021

sanctioned under the Belarus sanctions program, and added the following persons:

SSID: 20-46588 Name: Kruchkou Ihar Anatolevich Spelling variant: a) КРУЧКОЎ Iгар Анатольевiч (Belarusian) b) Kriuchkov Igor Anatolevich (Russian) c) КРЮЧКОВ Игорь Анатольевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 13 Apr 1976 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as Head of Separate Service for Active Measures (ASAM) of the Special Forces of the State Border Committee, Ihar Kruchkou is responsible for actions of forces under his command, who are involved in the physical transportation of migrants inside Belarus to the border between Belarus and Union Member States. ASAM charges the transported migrants for the border crossing. Those actions are implemented as part of operation “Gate”. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Head of Separate Service for Active Measures (ASAM) of the Special Forces of the State Border Committee b) Personal ID: 3130476M077PB6 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46603 Name: Lapo Anatol Piatrovich Spelling variant: a) ЛАПО Анатоль Пятровiч (Belarusian) b) ЛАППО Анатоль Пятровiч (Belarusian) c) Lappo Anatoliy Petrovich (Russian) d) ЛАППО Анатолии Петрович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 24 May 1963 POB: Kulakovka, Mogilev Region (Mahiliou Oblast), Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as Chairman of the State Border Committee, Anatol Lapo is responsible for actions of border control bodies under his command, whose border guards were documented as directing, guiding or forcing migrants to illegally cross the border between Belarus and Union Member States, and whose deliberate failure to carry out their duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross that border. He is therefore responsible for organising activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Lieutenant General, Chairman of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (appointed on 29 Dec 2016), Chief State Border Delegate b) Passport number: MP4098888 c) Personal ID: 3240563K033PB5 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46615 Name: Molastau Kanstantsin Henadzevich Spelling variant: a) МОЛАСТАЎ Канстанцiн Генадзьевiч (Belarusian) b) Molostov Konstantin Gennadevich (Russian) c) МОЛОСТОВ Константин Геннадьевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 30 May 1970 POB: Krasnoarmeysk, Saratov Region, Russian Federation Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as Head of the Grodno Border Group, Kanstantsin Molastau is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Grodno Border Group to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Colonel, Head of the Grodno Border Group (appointed on 1 Oct 2014), Military Unit 2141, State Border Delegate b) Passport number: KH2479999 c) Personal ID: 3300570K025PB3 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46626 Name: Kharchanka Pavel Mikalaevich Spelling variant: a) Харчанка Павел Мiкалаевiч (Belarusian) b) Kharchenko Pavel Nikolaevich (Russian) c) ХАРЧЕНКО Павел Николаевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 29 Mar 1981 POB: Chita, Russian Federation Nationality: Belarus Justification: In his position as Head of the Polotsk Border Detachment, Pavel Kharchanka is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Polotsk Border Detachment to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: Head of the Polotsk Border Detachment Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46635 Name: Gutnik Ihar Mikalaevich Spelling variant: a) ГУТНIК Iгар Мiкалаевiч (Belarusian) b) Gutnik Igor Nikolaevich (Russian) c) ГУТНИК Игорь Николаевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 17 Dec 1974 POB: Village of Zabolotye, Smolevichi District, Minsk Region (Minsk Oblast), Belarus Address: 90 Heroes of Defense of the Brest Fortress St., Brest, 224018, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as Head of the Brest Border Group, Ihar Gutnik, who in 2018 became a deputy of the Brest Regional Council as one of the candidates loyal to Lukashenka, is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Brest Border Group to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Head of the Brest Border Group, colonel b) Passport number: BM1962867 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46646 Name: Davidziuk Aliaksandr Barysavich Spelling variant: a) ДАВIДЗЮК Аляксандр Барысавiч (Belarusian) b) Davidiuk Aleksandr Borisovich (Russian) c) ДАВИДЮК Александр Борисович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 4 May 1973 POB: Novograd-Volynsky, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as Head of the Lida Border Detachment, Aliaksandr Davidziuk is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Lida Border Detachment to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Colonel, Head of the Lida Border Detachment, Military Unit 1234 (appointed on 27 Sep 2016), State Border Delegate b) Member of Lida District Council of Deputies of the 28th convocation (took office on 2 Feb 2018) c) Passport number: KH2613034 d) Personal ID: 3040573E050PB7 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46658 Name: Butranets Maksim Viktaravich Spelling variant: a) БУТРАНЕЦ Максiм Вiктаравiч (Belarusian) b) Butranets Maxim Viktorovich (Russian) c) БУТРАНЕЦ Максим Викторович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 12 Dec 1978 POB: Sverdlovsk, Russian Federation Nationality: Belarus Justification: In his position as Head of the Smorgon Border Group, Maksim Butranets is responsible for actions of border guards under his command. The deliberate failure of the Smorgon Border Group to carry out its duties properly facilitates attempts by migrants to cross the border with Union Member States. Maksim Butranets also stated that the number of migrants at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border remained at the usual level, despite the substantial increase observed on the Lithuanian side. He is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: Head of the Smorgon Border Group, Military Unit 2044 (appointed in Mar 2018), State Border Delegate Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46666 Name: Glaz Anatol Anatolyevich Spelling variant: a) ГЛАЗ Анатоль Анатольевiч (Belarusian) b) Glaz Anatoliy Anatolyevich (Russian) c) ГЛАЗ Анатолий Анатольевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 31 Jul 1982 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Anatol Glaz has been Head of the Department of Information and Digital Diplomacy and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus since 11 Jun 2018. In this capacity, he made a number of public statements, supporting the policy of the Lukashenka regime in its latest attempts to facilitate the illegal crossings of the external borders of Union Member States. He also publicly defended the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. This politically motivated decision had the aim of the arrest and detention of opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and is a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: Head of the Department of Information and Digital Diplomacy (spokesperson) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46673 Name: Epikhau Siarhei Aliaksandravich Spelling variant: a) ЕПIХАЎ Сяргей Аляксандравiч (Belarusian) b) Epikhov Sergei Aleksandrovich (Russian) c) ЕПИХОВ Сергей Александрович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 16 May 1966 Address: a) 38 Timoshenko St., apt. 198, Minsk, Belarus b) 59 L.Tolstoy St., apt. 80, Vileika, Belarus c) 14 Kedyshko St., apt. 11, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as judge at the Minsk Regional Court, Siarhei Epikhau is responsible for politically motivated rulings against opposition leaders and activists, in particular the sentencing of Maria Kolesnikova and Maksim Znak, who are considered as political prisoners by human rights organisations. Violations of rights of defence and of the right to a fair trial were reported during trials conducted under his supervision. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: a) Judge at the Minsk Regional Court b) Personal ID: 3160566B046PB4 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46685 Name: Liubavitski Ihar Viachaslavavich Spelling variant: a) ЛЮБАВIЦКI Iгар Вячаслававiч (Belarusian) b) Liubovitski Igor Viacheslavovich (Russian) c) ЛЮБОВИЦКИЙ Игорь Вячеславович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 21 Jul 1983 Address: Vogel 1K St., apt. 17, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, Ihar Liubavitski is responsible for politically motivated rulings against opposition leaders, activists and journalists, in particular the sentencing of opposition presidential candidate Viktar Babarika, who is considered a political prisoner by human rights organisations. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: a) Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus b) Personal ID: 3210783C002PB2 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46694 Name: Girgel Siarhei Siarheevich Spelling variant: a) ГIРГЕЛЬ Сяргей Сяргеевiч (Belarusian) b) Girgel Sergei Sergeevich (Russian) c) ГИРГЕЛЬ Сергей Сергеевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 16 Jun 1978 Address: 16 Lidskaya St., apt. 165, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as the Senior Prosecutor of the Department of Public Prosecution of the General Prosecutor’s Office, Siarhei Girgel has represented the Lukashenka regime in politically motivated cases against opposition leaders and civil society members. In particular he has prosecuted the opposition presidential candidate Viktar Babarika, who is recognised as a political prisoner by human rights organisations. Siarhei Girgel has continuously asked the judge for long-term prison sentences. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: a) Senior Prosecutor of the Department of Public Prosecution of the General Prosecutor’s Office b) Personal ID: 3160678H018PB5 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46703 Name: Kulik Valiantsina Genadzeuna Spelling variant: a) КУЛIК Валянцiна Генадзьеўна (Belarusian) b) Kulik Valentina Gennadevna (Russian) c) КУЛИК Валентина Геннадьевна (Russian)
Sex: W DOB: 15 Jan 1960 Address: 54 Angarskaya St., apt. 48, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In her position as judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, Valiantsina Kulik is responsible for politically motivated decisions against activists and opposition leaders. In particular she denied Viktar Babarika’s complaint to initiate a civil case based on his complaints against the Central Electoral Commission’s decision to refuse registration as a presidential candidate. She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: a) Judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus b) Personal ID: 4150160A119PB2 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46712 Name: Prakapuk Andrei Andreevich Spelling variant: a) ПРАКАПУК Андрэй Андрэевiч (Belarusian) b) Prokopuk Andrey Andreevich (Russian) c) ПРОКОПУК Андрей Андреевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 22 Jul 1973 POB: Kobrin, Brest Region, Belarus Address: 22 Mira St., apt. 88, Priluki, Minsk Region, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as the Deputy Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Prakapuk is responsible for politically motivated campaigns of that department against journalists and independent Belarusian media outlets. He personally approved a decision to search the premises of independent media outlet TUT.by and initiated a court case into TUT.by and the journalists employed by TUT.by, as well as blocking access to the TUT.by website. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition as well as for seriously undermining the rule of law. Other information: a) Deputy Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus b) Colonel of the Financial Police c) Personal ID: 3220773C061PB1 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46724 Name: Marshalau Ihar Anatolevich Spelling variant: a) МАРШАЛАЎ Iгар Анатольевiч (Belarusian) b) Marshalov Igor Anatolevich (Russian) c) МАРШАЛОВ Игорь Анатольевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 12 Jan 1972 POB: Shkolv, Mogilev Region (Mahiliou Oblast), Belarus Address: a) 15 Shchukina St., Minsk, Belarus b) 43A Franciska St. apt 41, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Ihar Marshalau is the Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus and Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee. In that position, he is responsible for initiating the politically motivated tax evasion case against the media outlet TUT.by, allegedly based on Article 243 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, which threatens the freedom of media in Belarus. He is also responsible for the searches conducted in May 2021 at the office of TUT.by in Minsk, at regional offices and at the homes of several TUT.by staff. He is also responsible for the detention of members of the Belarus Press Club in Dec 2020, a search and confiscation of items at the office of Rights of People with Disabilities including the violent interrogation of Aleh Hrableuski and Syarhei Drazdouski in Jan 2021, the detention of and tax evasion charges on member of the Coordination Council Liliya Ulasava, as well as the searches and detentions affecting employees of PandaDoc software company, who was running the initiative “Protect Belarus”, in Sep 2021. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition as well as for seriously undermining the rule of law. Other information: a) Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee, Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee b) Major General of Financial Police c) Personal ID: 3120172H018PB4 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46737 Name: Sakalouskaya Hanna Mikhailauna Spelling variant: a) САКАЛОЎСКАЯ Ганна Мiхайлаўна (Belarusian) b) Sokolovskaya Anna Mikhaylovna (Russian) c) СОКОЛОВСКАЯ Анна Михайловна (Russian)
Sex: W DOB: 18 Sep 1955 Address: 22 Surhanava St., apt. 1, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In her position as judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, Hanna Sakalouskaya is responsible for the politically motivated decision to liquidate the Belarus PEN Center – a Belarusian civil society organisation. She is also responsible for a politically motivated decision leading up to the liquidation of the Belarus Helsinki Committee (BHC), as on 2 Sep 2021 she dismissed the complaint from BHC concerning the warning directed towards BHC by the Belarusian Ministry of Justice. She is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: a) Judge of the Judicial Collegium for Civil Cases at the Supreme Court b) Personal ID: 4180955A015P80 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46746 Name: Markau Marat Siarheevich Spelling variant: a) МАРКАЎ Марат Сяргеевiч (Belarusian) b) Markov Marat Sergeevich (Russian) c) МАРКОВ Марат Сергеевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 1 May 1969 POB: Luninets, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Marat Markau is the Chairman of the Management Board of State-controlled TV channel ONT and the host of the “Markov: Nothing Personal” programme. In this position he has been willingly providing the Belarusian public with false information about the outcome of elections, protests and the repression perpetrated by the State authorities, and the circumstances of the forced landing of passenger flight FR4978 in Minsk airport without proper justification on 23 May 2021. He is directly responsible for the way in which the ONT channel presents information about the situation in the country, thus lending support to the authorities, including Lukashenka. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime. Markov conducted the first forced interview with Raman Pratasevich, after Pratasevich was detained and according to numerous reports tortured by the Belarusian authorities. Markov also threatened and intimidated ONT workers who were striking in the wake of fraudulent 2020 presidential elections and authorities’ crackdown. He is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: Chairman of the Management Board of State-controlled TV channel ONT, host of the “Markov: Nothing Personal” programme Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46755 Name: Karsiuk Dzmitry Siarheevich Spelling variant: a) КАРСЮК Дзмiтрый Сяргеевiч (Belarusian) b) Karsiuk Dmitriy Sergeevich (Russian) c) КАРСЮК Дмитрий Сергеевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 7 Jul 1995 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as judge at the Central District of the City of Minsk Court, Dzmitriy Karsiuk is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against peaceful protesters, in particular the sentencing of Yahor Viarshynin, Pavel Lukoyanov, Artsiom Sakovich and Mikalai Shemetau, who are recognised as political prisoners by Belarusian Human rights organisation Viasna. He has sentenced people to penal colony, prison and house arrest for taking part in peaceful protests, posts on social media, use of the white-red- white flag of Belarus and other exercises of civil freedoms. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for seriously undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: Judge at the Central District of the City of Minsk Court Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

and entities:

SSID: 20-46596 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “Belavia Belarusian Airlines” Spelling variant: a) ААТ “Авiякампанiя Белавiя” (Belarusian) b) ОАО «Авиакомпания «Белавиа» (Russian)
Address: 14A Nemiga St., Minsk, 220004, Belarus
Justification: Open Joint Stock Company “Belavia” is the State-owned national flag carrier airline. Aliaksandr Lukashenka promised that his administration would provide all possible support to Belavia after the Union decided to introduce a prohibition on the overflight of Union airspace and on access to Union airports by all Belarusian air carriers. To that end, he agreed with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on planning the opening of new airline routes for Belavia. Belavia’s management also told its employees not to protest against the election irregularities and mass detentions in Belarus, in view of the fact that Belavia is a State-owned enterprise. Belavia is therefore benefiting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. Belavia has been involved in bringing migrants from the Middle East to Belarus. Migrants wishing to cross the Union’s external border have been flying to Minsk on board flights operated by Belavia from a number of Middle Eastern countries, in particular Lebanon, UAE and Turkey. In order to facilitate this, Belavia opened new air routes and expanded the number of flights on existing routes. Local tour operators have acted as intermediaries in selling Belavia tickets to prospective migrants, thereby helping Belavia to keep a low profile. Belavia is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Date of registration: 4.1.1996 b) Registration number: 600390798 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46762 Name: Republican unitary enterprise “TSENTRKURORT” Spelling variant: a) Рэспублiканскае унiтарнае прадпрыемства “ЦЭНТРКУРОРТ” (Belarusian) b) Республиканское унитарное предприятие “ЦЕНТРКУРОРТ” (Russian)
Address: 39 Myasnikova St., Minsk, 220030, Belarus
Justification: State-owned tourism company Tsentrkurort is part of the Department of Presidential Affairs of Belarus. Tsentrkurort is reported to be one of the companies coordinating the flow of migrants that intend to cross the border between Belarus and Union Member States. Tsentrkurort helped at least 51 Iraqi citizens acquire visas for their visit to Belarus, and signed a contract for transportation services with Belarusian company Stroitur, which offers bus rentals with drivers. Buses booked by Tsentrkurort transported migrants, including children, from Minsk airport to hotels. Tsentrkurort is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Date of registration: 12.8.2003 b) Registration number: 100726604 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46769 Name: LLC Oskartour Spelling variant: ООО Оскартур (Belarusian) Address: 25 Karl Marx St., room 1n, Minsk, Belarus
Justification: Oskartur is a tour operator, which facilitated the obtainment of visas for migrants coming from Iraq and organised their subsequent travel to Belarus by flights from Bagdad to Minsk. Those Iraqi migrants were later transported to the Belarusian-Union border with the aim to illegally cross it. Thanks to Oskartur and its contacts with Iraqi airlines, Belarusian authorities and the State-owned Tsentrkurort company, regular flights from Baghdad to Minsk were launched by the Iraqi air carrier, in order to bring more persons to Belarus to illegally cross the external borders of the Union. Oskartur took part in this illegal border-crossing scheme carried out by Belarusian security services and State-owned companies. It is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Date of registration: 18.10.2016 b) Registration number: 192721937 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46787 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “HOTEL PLANETA” Spelling variant: a) ААТ «Гасцiнiца Планета» (Belarusian) b) OAO «Гостиница Планета» (Russian) Address: 31 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk, Belarus
Justification: Hotel Planeta is a subsidiary company of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate – a government agency that directly reports to the President. Hotel Planeta took part in the illegal border-crossing scheme carried out by Belarusian security services and State-owned companies. Migrants were accommodated in the hotel before being transported to the border between Belarus and Union Member States in order to illegally cross it. They paid USD 1 000 to a travel agent in Baghdad for the flight, a tourist visa and a stay in the hotel. Hotel Planeta is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Tel. +375 (17) 226-78-53 b) Fax +375 (17) 226-78-55 c) Email: planeta@udp.gov.by d) Website: https://hotelplaneta.by/ e) Date of registration: 1.2.1994/6.3.2000 f) Registration number: 100135173 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46798 Name: ASAM (Asobnaia sluzhba aktyunykh merapryemstvau) Spelling variant: a) Асобная служба актыўных мерапрыемстваў (АСАМ) (Belarusian) b) OSAM (Otdiel’naya sluzhba aktivnykh mieropriyatiy) (Russian) c) Отдельная служба активных мероприятий (ОСАМ) (Russian)
Address: State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus, 24 Volodarsky St., Minsk, 220050, Belarus
Justification: ASAM (Separate Service for Active Measures) is a Belarusian special border guard unit controlled by Viktar Lukashenka and headed by Ihar Kruchkou. ASAM forces under special operation “Gate” organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to Union Member States and are directly involved in the physical transportation of migrants to the other side of the border. ASAM additionally charges the transported migrants for the border crossing. ASAM is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46803 Name: Cham Wings Airlines
Address: P.O.Box 30588, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: Cham Wings Airlines is an operator of charter flights from Syria to Belarus. The company increased the number of flights from Damascus to Minsk since the summer of 2021 in order to transport migrants to Belarus, who intended to illegally cross the external borders of the Union. In autumn 2021, Cham Wings also opened two new offices in Minsk in order to be able to organise the flights between Damascus and Minsk. Cham Wings Airlines therefore contributes to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: Website: https://chamwings.com/ Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46809 Name: VIP Grub
Address: Büyükdere Cad., No:201, Istanbul, Turkey
Justification: VIP Grub is a passport and visa service based in Istanbul, Turkey, which organises trips to Belarus with the explicit intention of facilitating migration to the Union. VIP Grub actively advertises migration to the Union. VIP Grub therefore contributes to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46814 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “Grodno Azot” Spelling variant: a) ААТ “Гродна Азот” (Belarusian) b) ОАО “Гродно Азот” (Russian)
Good quality a.k.a.: «Khimvolokno Plant» JSC «Grodno Azot» (Фiлiял “Завод Хiмвалакно” ААТ “Гродна Азот”, Филиал «Завод Химволокно» ОАО «Гродно Азот») Address: a) 100 Kosmonavtov Ave., Grodno, Belarus b) 4 Slavinskogo, St., Grodno, Belarus
Justification: Grodno Azot is a large State-owned producer of nitrogen compounds, based in Grodno. Lukashenka described it as “a very important enterprise, a strategic one”. Grodno Azot also owns Khimvolokno Plant, which is a large manufacturer of polyamide and polyester and composite materials. Grodno Azot and its Khimvolokno Plant are a source of substantial revenue for the Lukashenka regime. Grodno Azot is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime. Lukashenka visited the company and met with its representatives, discussing the plant’s modernisation and various forms of State support. Lukashenka also promised that a loan would be used for the construction of a new nitrogen plant in Grodno. Grodno Azot is therefore benefiting from the Lukashenka regime. The workers of Grodno Azot, including its employees at the Khimvolokno Plant, who participated in peaceful protests against the regime and went on strike, were dismissed, intimidated and threatened both by the Grodno Azot management and regime representatives. Grodno Azot is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society. Other information: a) Date of registration: 1965 b) Registration number: 500036524 c) Website: https://azot.by/en/ d) A.k.a. Date of registration: 12.5.2000; Registration number: 590046884 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46825 Name: State Production Association Belorusneft Spelling variant: a) Дзяржаўнае вытворчае аб’яднанне «Беларуснафта» (Belarusian) b) Государственное производственное объединение «Белоруснефть» (Russian)
Address: 9 Rogachevskaya St., Gomel, 246003, Belarus
Justification: Belorusneft is a State-owned company, operating in the petrochemical sector. The company’s management dismissed workers who went on strike, took part in anti-regime protests or publicly supported those protests. Belorusneft is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society. Other information: a) Date of registration: 25.2.1966 b) Registration number: 400051902 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46833 Name: Open Joint Stock Company Belshina Spelling variant: a) AAT “Белшина” (Belarusian) b) ОАО “Белшина” (Russian)
Address: 4 Minskoe Shosse St., Bobruisk, 213824, Belarus
Justification: Belshina is one of the leading State-owned companies in Belarus and a large manufacturer of vehicle tyres. As such, it is a substantial source of revenue for the Lukashenka regime. The Belarussian State is directly profiting from the earnings made by Belshina. Therefore, Belshina supports the Lukashenka regime. Employees of Belshina who protested and went on strike in the wake of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus were dismissed. Belshina is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society. Other information: a) Date of registration: 10.1.1994 b) Registration number: 700016217 c) Website: http://www.belshinajsc.by/ Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

SSID: 20-46841 Name: Republican subsidiary unitary enterprise “HOTEL MINSK” Spelling variant: a) Гатэль «Мiнск» (Belarusian) b) Республиканское дочернее унитарное предприятие «Отель «Минск» (Russian)
Address: 11 Nezavisimosti Ave., Minsk, Belarus
Justification: Hotel Minsk is a subsidiary company of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate – a government agency that directly reports to the President. Hotel Minsk took part in the illegal border-crossing scheme carried out by Belarusian security services and Stated-owned companies. Migrants were accommodated in the hotel before being transported to the border between Belarus and Union Member States in order to illegally cross it. Iraqi migrants had listed Hotel Minsk as a temporary residence in their Belarusian visa applications, which were lodged immediately before their arrival to Belarus. Hotel Minsk is therefore contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the Union. Other information: a) Tel. +375 (17) 209-90-61 b) Fax +375 (17) 200-00-72 c) Email: hotelminsk@udp.gov.by; marketing@hotelminsk.by d) Website: http://hotelminsk.by/ e) Date of registration: 26.12.2016/3.4.2017 f) Registration number: 192750964 Modifications: Listed on 20 Dec 2021

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