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SECO adds 3 Russian officials (including Vlad the Invader) to Ukraine-related sanctions

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28 February 2022 

International sanction 

2022

Updated Sanction Notice

The Federal Council on the 28th February 2022 decided to implement the EU sanctions packages from the 23rd and 25th. February to take over. He has the ordinance of 27. August 2014 on measures to avoid circumventing international sanctions related to the situation in Ukraine (RS 946.231.176.72).

In his communication of 28. February 2022, the Federal Council informed of its decision to impose the sanctions of the European Union against Russia of the 23rd and 25th. February and to immediately block the assets of the persons and companies listed in the Annex to the Regulation. The opening of new business relationships with these persons remains prohibited as before. The WBF has therefore adapted the SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) sanctions database, which is decisive for Switzerland, and published the adjustment on its website. The change will take effect on the 28th. February 2022 at 6 p.m.

Financial intermediaries are invited to block the corresponding assets immediately and not to open new business relationships in accordance with the provisions of the regulation, as well as to notify SECO of such business relationships in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from reporting immediately to the Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Swiss authorities have added the following persons:

SSID: 175-49812 Name: Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Spelling variant: ПУ́ ТИН Влади́ мир Влади́мирович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 7 Oct 1952 POB: Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Justification: Vladimir Putin is the President of the Russian Federation. On 22 Feb 2022, he signed a decree recognising the "independence and sovereignty" of the non-government- controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, and ordered the Russian armed forces into those areas. On 24 Feb 2022, he ordered a military operation in Ukraine and Russian armed forces began an attack on Ukraine. That attack is a blatant violation of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin is responsible for and actively supporting actions undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as stability and security in Ukraine. Other information: Function: President of the Russian Federation Modifications: Listed on 28 Feb 2022

SSID: 175-49820 Name: Mishustin Mikhail Vladimirovich Spelling variant: Мишустин Михаил Владимирович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 3 May 1966
Justification: Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. As a member of the National Security Council, supported Russia's immediate recognition of the two self-proclaimed republics. Modifications: Listed on 28 Feb 2022

SSID: 175-49825 Name: Lavrov Sergey Viktorovich Spelling variant: ЛАВРОВ Сергей Викторович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 21 Mar 1950 POB: Moscow, Russian Federation
Justification: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. As a member of the Russian Security Council, supported Russia’s immediate recognition of the two self- proclaimed republics. Sergey Lavrov is responsible for and actively supporting actions undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as stability and security in Ukraine. Other information: Function: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Modifications: Listed on 28 Feb 2022

to its Ukraine-related sanctions.

Links:

FINMA Notice

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Categories: Russia sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Ukraine sanctions

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