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UK’s new Russia sanctions

Today, OFSI added the following individuals:

1. IVANOV, Sergei Sergeivich
DOB: 23/10/1980. a.k.a: (1) IVANOV JR., Sergey (2) IVANOV, Sergey, Sergeivich Nationality: Russia Passport Number: 759511560 Passport Details: Country: Russia, Issue Date: 29/10/18, Expire Date: 29/10/2028 Address: Apt 13, 12 BLD, 1 Rochdelskaya Street, Moscow, Russia, 123002. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1120 (UK Statement of Reasons): Designated for the purposes of an asset freeze and a travel ban under the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The designation is made as a designation by name under the urgent procedure. The relevant provision by reference to which the Minister considers that condition B is met is Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. The purposes of this provision correspond or are similar to the purposes of the UK’s Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which have as their purposes to encourage Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. The Minister considers that it is in the public interest to designate (condition C). (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15068.

2. ROTENBERG, Boris Borisovich
DOB: 19/05/1986. a.k.a: ROTENBERG JUNIOR, Boris Nationality: (1) Finland (2) Russia Address: 46 Cadogan Lane, London, United Kingdom, SW1X9DX. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1121 (UK Statement of Reasons): Designated for the purposes of an asset freeze and a travel ban under the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The designation is made as a designation by name under the urgent procedure. The relevant provision by reference to which the Minister considers that condition B is met is Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. The purposes of this provision correspond or are similar to the purposes of the UK’s Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which have as their purposes to encourage Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. The Minister considers that it is in the public interest to designate (condition C). (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15069.

3. AKIMOV, Andrey Igorevich
Name (non-Latin script): Андрей Игоревич Акимов
DOB: 22/09/1953. POB: Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia a.k.a: AKIMOV, Andrei, Igorevich Nationality: Russia Position: (1) Chairman of the Management Board and Board member for Gazprombank (2) Member of the Board of Directors of Novatek (3) Member of the Board of Directors of Gazprom Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1122 (UK Statement of Reasons): Andrey Igorevich AKIMOV (hereafter AKIMOV) is a Russian businessman who holds senior positions in several Russian companies. AKIMOV is Chairman of the Management Board and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Gazprombank. Gazprombank is an entity carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, namely the Russian financial services sector. AKIMOV is a member of the Board of Directors for Novatek. Novatek is an entity carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, namely the Russian energy sector. AKIMOV is a member of the Gazprom Board of Directors. Gazprom is an entity that is controlled directly by the Government of Russia and therefore a Government of Russia-affiliated entity. AKIMOV is or has been involved in obtaining a benefit from or supporting the Government of Russia through working as a director of entities that are carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, and working as a director of a Government of Russia-affiliated entity. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15071.

4. DYUKOV, Alexander Valeryevich
Name (non-Latin script): Алекса́ндр Вале́рьевич Дю́ков
DOB: 03/12/1967. POB: St Petersburg, Russia Nationality: Russia Position: (1) Chair of the Management Board (2) General Director at PJSC Gazprom Neft Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1123 (UK Statement of Reasons): Alexander DYUKOV is a prominent Russian businessman. DYUKOV is involved in obtaining a benefit from or supporting the Government of Russia by working as a director of PJSC Gazprom Neft, a Government of Russia-affiliated entity. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15074.

5. KOGOGIN, Sergey Anatolyevich
Name (non-Latin script): Сергей Анатольевич Когогин
DOB: 16/11/1957. POB: Bolshie Klyuchi village, Zelenodolsk Region, the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia Nationality: Russia Position: Director General of PJSC “KAMAZ” Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1124 (UK Statement of Reasons): Sergey Kogogin is the Director General of Kamaz PJSC, which produces heavy vehicles used, inter alia, by the Russian military. Kogogin has therefore been involved in obtaining a benefit from or supporting the Government of Russia by working as a director of a company carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, namely the Russian defence sector. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15070.

6. GURYEV, Andrey Grigoryevich
Name (non-Latin script): Андрей Григорьевич Гурьев
DOB: 24/03/1960. POB: Lobnya, Russia a.k.a: GURIEV, Andrey, Grigoryevich Nationality: Russia Position: Former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at PJSC PhosAgro Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1125 (UK Statement of Reasons): Andrey G GURYEV is a former Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors at PJSC PhosAgro, a leading Russian chemical company. Through his directorship at PJSC PhosAgro, which he held between 2013 and 2022, GURYEV has been involved in obtaining a benefit or supporting the Government of Russia by working as a director (whether executive or non-executive), trustee, or equivalent, of an entity carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, namely the Russian chemicals sector. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15072.

7. MIKHELSON, Leonid Viktorovich
DOB: 11/08/1955 POB: Kaspiysk, Russia Nationality: (1) Russia (2) Israel Position: (1) Chairman of the Management Board and Board Member of the Board of Directors, Novatek PJSC (2) Chairman of the Board of Directors, PAO Sibur Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1126 (UK Statement of Reasons): Leonid Viktorovich MIKHELSON is a prominent businessman whose significant business interests in the Russian energy and chemical sectors make him currently one of Russia’s richest men. Through his directorships and major shareholdings in the companies Novatek PJSC and PAO Sibur, MIKHELSON continues to obtain a benefit from and/or continues to support the Government of Russia by working as a director (whether executive or non- executive), trustee, or equivalent, of entities carrying on business in sectors of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, namely the Russian energy and chemicals sectors. Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15073.

8. KANTOR, Viatcheslav
Name (non-Latin script): Вячеслав Кантор
DOB: 08/09/1953. POB: Moscow, Russia a.k.a: (1) KANTOR, Viacheslav (2) KANTOR, Viacheslav, Moshe (non-Latin script: Вячеслав Моше Кантор) (3) KANTOR, Viacheslav, Vladimirovich (4) KANTOR, Viatcheslav, Moshe (non-Latin script: Вячеслав Владимирович Кантор) (5) KANTOR, Viatcheslav, Vladimirovich (6) KANTOR, Vyacheslav Nationality: (1) Russia (2) Israel Position: Chairman of the Coordinating Board of PJSC Acron Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1127 (UK Statement of Reasons): Viatcheslav KANTOR, hereafter KANTOR, is a prominent Russian businessman associated with Vladimir Putin. KANTOR is the Chairman of the Coordinating Board of PJSC ‘Acron’ and its largest shareholder. Acron is a Russian chemical, mineral and fertilizer producer which carries on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, namely the Russian chemicals and extractives sectors. KANTOR therefore owns or controls directly or indirectly and/or works as a director (whether executive or non-executive) trustee, or equivalent of a person other than an individual carrying on business of economic significance to the Government of Russian in sectors of strategic significance to the Government of Russian. Hence KANTOR is involved in gaining a benefit from or supporting the Government of Russia, whose actions are destabilising Ukraine or undermining or destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15075.

and entities:

1. CREDIT BANK OF MOSCOW
a.k.a: (1) CREDIT BANK OF MOSCOW PJSC (2) CREDIT BANK OF MOSCOW PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY Address: Lukov pereulok 2, bldg. 1, Moscow, Russia, 107045. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS1119 (UK Statement of Reasons): Designated for the purposes of an asset freeze and a travel ban under the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The designation is made as a designation by name under the urgent procedure. The relevant provision by reference to which the Minister considers that condition B is met is the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 in respect of Australia’s Ukraine and Russia sanctions regimes. The purposes of this provision correspond or are similar to the purposes of the UK’s Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which have as their purposes to encourage Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. The Minister considers that it is in the public interest to designate (condition C). (Website): www.mkb.ru Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15077.

2. PJSC SBERBANK (PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY SBERBANK)
Name (non-Latin script): ПАО Сбербанк
a.k.a: (1) PJSC Sberbank of Russia (2) Sberbank (3) Sberbank of Russia Address: 19 Vavilova St., Moscow, Russia, 117997. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): RUS0256 (List of persons named in relation to further restrictions Group ID): 13079. (UK Statement of Reasons): PJSC Sberbank (Public Joint-Stock Company Sberbank) is involved in obtaining a benefit from or supporting the Government of Russia. PJSC Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank by assets controlled, and offers a range of financial services to consumers and business clients. It is a highly significant entity in the Russian financial services sector, a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia. The Government of Russia has a controlling share in PJSC Sberbank, meaning that PJSC Sberbank also carries on business as a Government of Russia-affiliated entity. (Phone number): +8 (800) 555-55-50 (Email address): media@Sberbank.ru (Type of entity): (1) Bank (2) Financial Services Company (Business Reg No):1027700132195 Listed on: 06/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 06/04/2022 Last Updated: 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15076.

to its Russia sanctions program, and updated the following existing entity listings:

1. GAZPROMBANK
Address: 63 Novocheremushkinskaya St., Moscow, Russia, 117418. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):RUS1072 (List of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions Group ID): 13081. (UK Statement of Reasons):Designated for the purposes of an asset freeze under the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The designation is made as a designation by name under the urgent procedure. The relevant provision by reference to which the Minister considers that condition B is met is Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. The purposes of this provision correspond or are similar to the purposes of the UK’s Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which have as their purposes to encourage Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. The Minister considers that it is in the public interest to designate (condition C). Listed on: 24/03/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/03/2022 Last Updated: 24/03/2022 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15015.

2. RUSSIAN AGRICULTURAL BANK
Address: 0 Bld. 2 Presnenskaya Emb. (Moscow City, IQ-quarter Complex), Moscow, Russia, 123112.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):RUS1073 (List of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions Group ID): 13083. (UK Statement of Reasons):Designated for the purposes of an asset freeze under the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The designation is made as a designation by name under the urgent procedure. The relevant provision by reference to which the Minister considers that condition B is met is Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. The purposes of this provision correspond or are similar to the purposes of the UK’s Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which have as their purposes to encourage Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. The Minister considers that it is in the public interest to designate (condition C). Listed on: 24/03/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/03/2022 Last Updated: 24/03/2022 06/04/2022 Group ID: 15016.

3. PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY “UNITED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION”
Name (non-Latin script): Публичное акционерное общество «Объединённая авиастроительная корпорация»
a.k.a: (1) PJSC UAC (2) UAC (3) United Aircraft Corporation Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):RUS0239 (List of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions Group ID): 13121. (UK Statement of Reasons):PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is a Russian state owned enterprise. It contains all of Russia's major aircraft manufacturing companies and is a major supplier of aircraft to the Russian military. This includes military aircraft that have been used in Crimea. Therefore UAC provides financial services or makes available funds and economic resources that could contribute to destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. (Type of entity):(1) Public Joint stock company (2) Holding company Listed on: 24/02/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/02/2022 Last Updated: 24/02/2022 06/04/2022 Group ID: 14186.

4. JSC RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION CORPORATION URALVAGONZAVOD
Name (non-Latin script): ОАО «Научно-производственная корпорация «УралВагонЗавод»
a.k.a: UralVagonZavod Address: B. Yakimanka, 40, Moscow, Russia, 119049.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):RUS0241 (List of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions Group ID): 13122. (UK Statement of Reasons):UralVagonZavod ("UVZ") is a wholly Russian-state owned company which produces military equipment, particularly tanks, for the Russian armed forces. It is one of the largest tank manufacturers in the world. As such, UVZ plays a key role in supporting the Government of Russia; it carries on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia, and has contributed towards threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. (Website):uralvagonzavod.ru (Type of entity):State owned Joint Stock Company Listed on: 24/02/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/02/2022 Last Updated: 24/02/2022 06/04/2022 Group ID: 14188.

5. VEB.RF
Name (non-Latin script): ВЭБ.РФ
a.k.a: Vneshekonombank Address: Akademia Sakharova Prospekt, Moscow, Russia, 107996.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):RUS0253 (List of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions Group ID): 13082. (UK Statement of Reasons):VEB.RF is a state corporation established by the Russian Government to function as the national development bank and a state payment agent to a range of entities across sectors of strategic significance to the Government of Russia. VEB.RF is benefitting from and supporting the Government of Russia. VEB.RF is carrying on business as a Government of Russia-affiliated entity by receiving financial benefits from the Government of Russia. VEB.RF carries out activities in financial services in the Russian financial services sector, and is therefore carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance to the Government of Russia. (Phone number):+7 (495) 721-18- 63 (Type of entity):(1) State Development Corporation (2) State Development Bank Listed on: 28/02/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 28/02/2022 Last Updated: 28/02/2022 06/04/2022 Group ID: 14198.

6. VTB BANK (PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY)
Name (non-Latin script): Банк ВТБ (публичное акционерное общество)
a.k.a: (1) VTB (2) VTB Bank (PJSC) Address: 11, lit A, Degtyarnyy pereulok, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191144. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):RUS0250 (List of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions Group ID): 13080. Other suspected locations: Moscow, Russia (UK Statement of Reasons):VTB Bank PJSC is owned by and/or associated with the Russian government and has received significant financial support from the Russian government. The Russian government is involved in activities to destabilise Ukraine and undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. (Phone number):(1) +8 (800) 100- 24-24 (2) +7 (495) 777-24-24 (Website):www.vtb.com (Email address):info@vtb.ru (Type of entity):Public Joint-Stock Company Listed on: 24/02/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/02/2022 Last Updated: 24/02/2022 06/04/2022 Group ID: 14195.

And FCDO issued the following press release:

Press release

UK imposes sweeping new sanctions to starve Putin’s war machine

The Foreign Secretary has today (Wednesday 6 April) announced a significant ratcheting up of UK sanctions on Russia.From:Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Officeand The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MPPublished6 April 2022

New Russian Sanctions
  • Full asset freeze on largest Russian bank and end to all new UK outward investment into Russia announced
  • UK to end all imports of Russian coal and oil by end of 2022 and take action against oligarchs and key strategic industries
  • Foreign Secretary will urge G7 colleagues to maintain the momentum on further waves of sanctions at meeting tomorrow

Following further reports of abhorrent attacks on civilians in Ukraine this week, the Foreign Secretary has today (Wednesday 6 April) announced a significant ratcheting up of UK sanctions on Russia.

As a leading voice calling for international action, the UK’s fifth package of measures will cut off key sectors of the Russian economy and end our dependency on Russian energy. Today’s measures have been delivered in lockstep with our global allies as the EU has also banned imports of Russian coal and the US has sanctioned SberBank.

Announcing the package, the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said:

Today, we are stepping up our campaign to bring Putin’s appalling war to an end with some of our toughest sanctions yet.

Our latest wave of measures will bring an end to the UK’s imports of Russian energy and sanction yet more individuals and businesses, decimating Putin’s war machine.

Together with our allies, we are showing the Russian elite that they cannot wash their hands of the atrocities committed on Putin’s orders. We will not rest until Ukraine prevails.

Key sanctions announced today include:

  • Asset freezes against Sberbank and Credit Bank of Moscow. Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and this freeze is being taken in co-ordination with the US.
  • An outright ban on all new outward investment to Russia. In 2020 UK investment in Russia was worth over £11bn. This will be another major hit to the Russian economy and further limit their future capabilities.
  • By the end of 2022, the UK will end all dependency on Russian coal and oil, and end imports of gas as soon as possible thereafter. From next week, the export of key oil refining equipment and catalysts will also be banned, degrading Russia’s ability to produce and export oil – targeting not only the industry’s finances but its capabilities as a whole.
  • Action against key Russian strategic industries and state owned enterprises. This includes a ban on imports of iron and steel products, a key source of revenue. Russia’s military ambitions are also being thwarted by new restrictions on its ability to acquire the UK’s world-renowned quantum and advanced material technologies.
  • And targeting a further eight oligarchs active in these industries, which Putin uses to prop up his war economy.

They include:

  • Viatcheslav (Moshe) Kantor, the largest shareholder of fertilizer company Acron with vital strategic significance for the Russian government
  • Andrey Guryev – known close associate of Vladimir Putin and founder of PhosAgro – a vital strategic company that produces fertilizers.
  • Sergey Kogogin, director of Kamaz – manufacturer of trucks and buses, including for the Russian military.
  • Sergey Sergeyevich Ivanov, President of the world’s largest diamond producer Alrosa, which the UK also sanctioned.
  • Leonid Mikhelson, the founder, and CEO of leading Russian natural gas producer Novatek, with a net worth of £18bn.
  • Andrey Akimov, the CEO of Russia’s third largest bank Gazprombank.
  • Aleksander Dyukov, the CEO of Russia’s third largest and majority state-owned oil producer GazpromNeft.
  • Boris Borisovich Rotenberg, son of the co-owner of Russia’s largest gas pipeline producer SGM. The Rotenberg family are known for their close connections to Putin and a number of them have already been sanctioned.

At tomorrow’s meeting of G7 Foreign Ministers the Foreign Secretary will call for further collective action, including an accelerated timetable for all G7 countries to end their dependency on Russian energy.

She will also call for continued G7 unity in imposing further co-ordinated waves of sanctions against the Russian economy and elites around Putin, until Russia withdraws its troops and ends its brutal campaign of aggression against Ukraine once and for all.

Background

Asset freeze

An asset freeze prevents anyone in the UK, or any UK national or registered company anywhere in the world, from dealing with any funds or economic resources which are owned, held or controlled by the designated person. It will also prevent funds or economic resources being provided to or for the benefit of the designated person.

Travel ban

A travel ban means that the designated person must be refused leave to enter or to remain in the United Kingdom, providing the individual to be an excluded person under section 8B of the Immigration Act 1971.

Transport sanctions

Recently introduced powers make it a criminal offence for any Russian aircraft to fly or land in the UK, and give the government powers to remove aircraft belonging to designated Russian individuals and entities from the UK aircraft register, even if the sanctioned individual is not on board. Russian ships are also banned from UK ports.

Media enquiries

Email newsdesk@fcdo.gov.uk

Telephone 020 7008 3100

Contact the FCDO Communication Team via email (monitored 24 hours a day) in the first instance, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Links:

OFSI Notice

FCDO Statement

Categories: FCDO updates Foreign Secretary statements OFSI Updates Russia sanctions Sanctions Lists

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