14 January 2022 International sanction 2022
Updated sanctions report
The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER has amended Annex 3 to the Ordinance of 27. August 2014 on measures to avoid circumvention of international sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine (SR922.214.171.124).
On the 13th On January 1, 2022, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER amended the list of persons, companies and entities sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. The WBF has therefore adapted the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website. The change will take effect on the 14th. January 2022 at 6 p.m.
Financial intermediaries are invited to block the corresponding assets immediately and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from immediately reporting to the Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Article 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
Swiss authorities have added the following persons:
SSID: 175-46989 Name: Utkin Dimitriy Valerievich Spelling variant: a) Utkin Dimitry Valerievich (Russian) b) Utkin Dmitri Valerievich (Russian) c) Utkin Dmitry Valerievich (Russian) d) УТКИН Дмитрий Валерьевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: a) 1 Jun 1970 b) 11 Jun 1970 POB: Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian Federation Address: Pskov, Russian Federation Nationality: Russian Federation Justification: a) Dimitriy Utkin, a former Russian military intelligence (GRU) officer, is the founder of the Wagner Group and responsible for coordinating and planning operations for the deployment of Wagner Group mercenaries in Ukraine. b) In his commanding position within the Wagner Group, he was personally present on the combat field in Ukraine coordinating and planning the activities of Wagner members. c) Given his commanding position, he is thus responsible for and has actively implemented actions which have undermined and threatened the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Other information: a) Position(s): Founder and Commander of the Wagner Group; CEO of Concord Management and Consulting b) Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Russian military) c) Callsign: Vagner/Wagner d) Wagner Group ID: M-0209 Modifications: Listed on 14 Jan 2022
SSID: 175-47004 Name: Kharitonov Denis Yurievich Spelling variant: ХАРИТОНОВ Денис Юрьевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 16 Mar 1980 POB: Astrakhan Oblast, Russian Federation Address: Village of Ilyinka, Astrakhan Oblast, Russian Federation Nationality: Russian Federation Identification document: Passport No. 76 2759110, Russian Federation, Expiry date: 10 Mar 2030 (Issued by MVD 30001)
Justification: a) Denis Kharitonov is deputy regional head of the Astrakhan branch of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, member of Duma of Astrakhan Oblast and Wagner Group mercenary. b) He fought in Donbas in the separatist Steppe battalion, where he commanded a portable anti-aircraft missile complex platoon. He admitted that he personally shot down a Ukrainian helicopter and two Su-25 aircraft while in Donbas. c) He received the Russian Federation’s Order of Merit for the Fatherland. He also received internal Wagner Groups awards as well as awards from the head of the Union of Donbas Volunteers and former prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Borodai (SSID: 175-28114). Thereby he actively supported actions and implemented policies, which undermine and threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Other information: Position(s): Deputy regional head of the Astrakhan branch of the Union of Donbass Volunteers; member of Duma of Astrakhan Oblast; Wagner Group mercenary Modifications: Listed on 14 Jan 2022
SSID: 175-47016 Name: Shcherbakov Sergey Vladimirovich Spelling variant: ЩЕРБАКОВ Сергей Владимирович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 21 Jul 1981 Address: Raskolnikova 11 app. 5, Kirovskiy rayon, Astrakhan, Russian Federation (possibly) Nationality: Russian Federation
Justification: a) Sergey Shcherbakov is a freelance employee of the Russian GRU and a Wagner Group mercenary. b) He fought in Donbas for the pro-Russian separatist forces as a member of a portable anti-aircraft missile complex military unit within the pro-Russian separatist Steppe battalion which shot down an Ukrainian helicopter and two Su-25 aircraft in Donbas. Thereby he actively supported actions and implemented policies, which undermine and threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Other information: Position(s): Freelance employee of the Russian GRU and Wagner group mercenary Modifications: Listed on 14 Jan 2022
to their Ukraine-related sanctions.