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10 June 2022 

International sanction 

2022

Updated sanction report

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EQ has published an amendment to the Ordinance on measures related to the situation in Belalrus (RS 946.231.116.9).

On the 10th In June 2022, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research ECF amended Annexes 5, 13 and 15 to the Regulation. The WBF has therefore adapted the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) relevant for Switzerland and published the adjustment on its website. The changes are on the 10th. June 2022 at 6 p.m.


In accordance with the provisions of the regulation, financial intermediaries are asked to implement the prohibitions, block the assets of the sanctioned persons and to report the business relationships concerned to SECO. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from providing additional clarifications in accordance with Art. 6 AMLA and if he cannot eliminate them, to report immediately to the reporting office for money laundering in accordance with Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Swiss authorities have added the following persons:

SSID: 20-54461 Name: Karpenka Ihar Vasilievich Spelling variant: a) Karpenko Igor Vasilievich (Russian) b) КАРПЕНКА Iгар Васiльевiч (Belarusian) c) КАРПЕНКО Игорь Васильевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 28 Apr 1964 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: In his position as Chairperson of the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Elections and Holding Republican Referenda since 13 Dec 2021, Ihar Karpenka is responsible for the organisation and holding of the constitutional referendum of 27 Feb 2022, which does not meet the international standards of rule of law, democracy and human rights and does not meet the criteria set by the Venice Commission. In particular, the drafting process was not transparent and did not involve civil society or the democratic opposition in exile. He is therefore responsible for seriously undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus. Other information: Chairperson of the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Elections and Holding Republican Referenda

SSID: 20-54468 Name: Aleksin Dzmitry Aliakseevich Spelling variant: a) Oleksin Dmitry Alexeevich (Russian) b) АЛЕКСIН Дзмiтрый Аляксеевiч (Belarusian) c) ОЛЕКСИН Дмитрий Алексеевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 25 Apr 1987 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Dzmitry Aleksin is the son of Aliaksei Aleksin, a prominent Belarusian businessman. In 2021 he became the co-owner of companies owned by or associated with his father, including Energo-Oil, Belneftgaz and Grantlo (formerly Energo-Oil-Invest). Those companies were given preferential treatment based on presidential decrees signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka: Inter Tobacco was given exclusive privileges to import tobacco products to Belarus, while Belneftgaz was appointed national transit monitoring operator. He is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime. Other information: Son of Aliaksei Aleksin, shareholder of Belneftgaz, Energo-Oil and Grantlo (formerly Energo-Oil-Invest)

SSID: 20-54475 Name: Aleksin Vital Aliakseevich Spelling variant: a) Oleksin Vitaliy Alexeevich (Russian) b) АЛЯКСIН Вiталь Аляксеевiч (Belarusian) c) ОЛЕКСИН Виталий Алексеевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 29 Aug 1997 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Vital Aleksin is the son of Aliaksei Aleksin, a prominent Belarusian businessman. In 2021 he became the co-owner of companies owned by or associated with his father, including Energo-Oil, Belneftgaz and Grantlo (formerly Energo-Oil-Invest). Those companies were given preferential treatment based on presidential decrees signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka: Inter Tobacco was given exclusive privileges to import tobacco products to Belarus, while Belneftgaz was appointed national transit monitoring operator. He is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime. Other information: Son of Aliaksei Aleksin, shareholder of Belneftgaz, Energo-Oil and Grantlo (formerly Energo-Oil-Invest)

SSID: 20-54482 Name: Karić Bogoljub Spelling variant: a) КАРИЋ Богољуб (Serbian) b) КАРИЧ Боголюб (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 17 Jan 1954 POB: Peja/Pec, Kosovo Nationality: Republic of Serbia Justification: Bogoljub Karić is a Serbian businessman and politician. Together with his family members, he developed a network of real estate companies in Belarus and has cultivated a network of contacts with the family of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. In particular, he has been closely associated with Dana Holdings and its former subsidiary Dana Astra, and he reportedly represented those entities during meetings with Lukashenka. The Minsk World project, which was developed by a company associated with Karić, was described by Lukashenka as “an example of cooperation of the Slavonic world”. Thanks to those close relationships with Lukashenka and his entourage, companies associated with Karić received preferential treatment from the Lukashenka regime, including tax breaks and plots of land for real estate development. He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Serbian businessman and politician, associated with the company Dana Holdings b) Passport number: 012830978 (valid until 27.12.2026)
SSID: 20-54492 Name: Sich Andrii Spelling variant: a) Sych Andrey (Russian) b) СИЧ Андрiй (Belarusian) c) СЫЧ Андрей (Russian)

Sex: M DOB: 20 Sep 1990 POB: Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Andrii Sich is a co-host of the programme “Platform” on state-owned television channel “Belarus 1”. In that position, he has supported regime narratives that aim to discredit independent media, undermine democracy and justify repression. He has supported the Lukashenka regime’s narrative about Western states’ intentions to organise a coup d’état in Belarus and called for harsh punishments for those allegedly involved, supported disinformation campaigns about mistreatment of migrants arriving in the Union from Belarus, and promoted the image of independent media as agents of foreign influence whose activity should be restricted. He is therefore supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Co-host of programme “Platform” on state-owned television channel “Belarus 1” b) Member of organisation “Rusj molodaja”

SSID: 20-54501 Name: Mikusheu Dzianis Aliaksandravich Spelling variant: a) Mikushev Denis Alexandrovich (Russian) b) МIКУШЭЎ Дзянiс Аляксандравiч (Belarusian) c) МИКУШЕВ Денис Александрович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 21 Mar 1980 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Dzianis Mikusheu is the Head of the Department for Supervision of Compliance with the Law of Court Decisions in Criminal Cases of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Gomel Region/Oblast and senior legal adviser. In that position, he is responsible for initiating the prosecutions of Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Artsiom Sakau, Dzmitry Papou, lhar Losik, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich and Mikalai Statkevich. He contributed to the arbitrary detention of Siarhei Tsikhanouski, as presented in the report by the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations and for undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: Head of the Department for Supervision of Compliance with the Law of Court Decisions in Criminal Cases of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Gomel Region/Oblast; senior legal adviser

SSID: 20-54508 Name: Dolia Mikalai Ivanavich Spelling variant: a) Dolya Nikolai Ivanovich (Russian) b) ДОЛЯ Мiĸалай Iванавiч (Belarusian) c) ДОЛЯ Ниĸолай Иванович (Russian) Sex: M DOB: 3 Jul 1979 Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Mikalai Dolia is a judge at the Gomel Regional Court. ln that position, he is responsible for sentencing Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Artsiom Sakau, Dzmitry Papou, lhar Losik, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich and Mikalai Statkevich to disproportionally lengthy prison terms. He contributed to the arbitrary detention of Siarhei Tsikhanouski, as presented in the report by the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. He is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and for undermining the rule of law, as well as for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. Other information: a) Judge at the Gomel Regional Court b) Personal ID: 3070379H041PBI

SSID: 20-54516 Name: Parshyn Andrei Yauhenavich Spelling variant: a) Parshin Andrei Yevgenevich (Russian) b) ПАРШЫН Андрэй Яўгенавiч (Belarusian) c) ПАРШИН Андрей Евгеньевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 19 Feb 1974 Address: 4A Skryganova St., Apt. 211, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Andrei Parshyn is the Head of the Main Department for Combating Organised Crime and Corruption (GUBOPiK) in the Ministry of Internal Affairs since 2021. GUBOPiK is one of the main bodies responsible for political persecution in Belarus, including arbitrary and unlawful arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of activists and members of civil society. GUBOPiK has published on its Telegram profile videos of forced confessions by Belarusian activists and ordinary citizens, exposing them to the Belarusian general public and using them as a tool for political pressure. GUBOPiK also detained Mark Bernstein, one of the top Russian-language Wikipedia editors, for publishing information on the Russian aggression against Ukraine, considered as anti-Russian “fake news”. Andrei Parshyn is therefore responsible for serious violations of human rights and for the repression of civil society in Belarus. Other information: Head of the Main Department for Combating Organised Crime and Corruption in Belarus (GUBOPiK)

SSID: 20-54524 Name: Tur Ihar Piatrovich Spelling variant: a) Tur Igor Petrovich (Russian) b) ТУР Iгар Пятровiч (Belarusian) c) ТУР Игорь Петрович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 26 Mar 1989 POB: Grodno (Hrodna), Belarus Nationality: Belarus Justification: Ihar Tur is an employee of the state-owned television channel “ONT” and one of the main propagandists of the Lukashenka regime. He is the host of the “Propaganda” programme, in which he calls for violence, discredits opposition activists and promotes videos with forced confessions from political prisoners. He is the author of a number of false reports on protests by the Belarusian opposition, and of disinformation regarding events in the Union and regarding attacks on civil society. He is also responsible for spreading disinformation and violence-inciting messages online. He was awarded a medal by Aliaksandr Lukashenka for his work in the media. He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: Employee of state-owned television channel “ONT”, author and anchor of several programmes (“Propaganda”, “To be completed”)

SSID: 20-54532 Name: Hladkaya Lyudmila Leanidauna Spelling variant: a) Gladkaya Lyudmila Leonidovna (Russian) b) ГЛАДКАЯ Людмiла Леанiдаўна (Belarusian) c) ГЛАДКАЯ Людмила Леонидовна (Russian)
Sex: W DOB: 30 Jun 1983 Address: 8A Vodolazhsky St., apt. 45, Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Lyudmila Hladkaya is one of the most prominent propagandists of the Lukashenka regime. She is an employee of the newspaper “SB Belarus Segodnya” and an associate of other pro-regime media, including state-owned television channel “Belarus 1”. She frequently uses hate speech and derogatory language while speaking of democratic opposition. She has also conducted numerous “interviews” with unjustly detained Belarusian citizens, often students, showing them in humiliating situations and mocking them. She has promoted repression by the Belarusian security apparatus and taken part in disinformation and information manipulation campaigns. She is publicly voicing support for Aliaksandr Lukashenka and expressing pride in serving his regime. For her work, she has been publicly praised by and received awards from Lukashenka. She is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: Special correspondent of “SB Belarus Segodnya” newspaper, presenter on state-owned television channel “Belarus 1”

SSID: 20-54540 Name: Azaronak Ryhor Yuryevich Spelling variant: a) Azaryonok Grigoriy Yurevich (Russian) b) АЗАРОНАК Рыгор Юр’евiч (Belarusian) c) АЗАРЁНОК Григорий Юрьевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 18 Oct 1995 POB: Minsk, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Ryhor Azaronak is one of the chief propagandists of the Lukashenka regime. He is a political columnist, author and the host of weekly propaganda shows on the state- owned television channel “CTV”. In his broadcasts he endorsed violence against dissenters of the Lukashenka regime, and systematically used derogatory language about activists, journalists and other opponents of the Lukashenka regime. He received an award with the medal “For Courage” from Aliaksandr Lukashenka. He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Employee of state-owned television channel “CTV”, author and host of several programmes (“Secret Springs of Politics”, “Order of Judas”, “Panopticon”) b) Rank: Lieutenant in reserve

SSID: 20-54549 Name: Galavatyi Ivan Ivanavich Spelling variant: a) Golovaty Ivan Ivanovich (Russian) b) ГАЛАВАТЫ Iван Iванавiч (Belarusian) c) ГОЛОВАТЫЙ Иван Иванович (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 15 Jun 1976 POB: Pogost Settlement, Soligorsk District, Minsk Province, Belarus Nationality: Belarus
Justification: Ivan Galavatyi is the Director-General of the state-owned enterprise Belaruskali, which is a major source of revenue and foreign currency for the Lukashenka regime. He is a member of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly and holds multiple other high positions in Belarus. He has received multiple state awards, including directly from Aliaksandr Lukashenka, during his career. He has been closely associated with Lukashenka and members of his family. He is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. The employees of Belaruskali who took part in strikes and peaceful protests in the aftermath of the fraudulent Aug 2020 presidential elections in Belarus were deprived of premiums and dismissed. Lukashenka himself personally threatened to replace the strikers with miners from Ukraine. Ivan Galavatyi is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society. Other information: a) Director-General of the Open Joint Stock Company “Belaruskali” b) Member of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for Foreign Affairs and National Security

and entities:

SSID: 20-54559 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “Belaruskali” Spelling variant: a) Адкрытае акцыянернае таварыства “Беларуськалiй” (Belarusian) b) Открытое акционерное общество “Беларуськалий” (Russian)
Address: 5 Korzha St., Soligorsk, 223710, Minsk Region (Minsk Oblast), Belarus Justification: OJSC Belaruskali is a state-owned enterprise and one of the biggest potash producers in the world, providing 20 % of global potash exports. As such, it is a major source of revenue and foreign currency for the Lukashenka regime. Aliaksandr Lukashenka described it as “a national treasure, pride, one of the pillars of Belarusian exports”. Therefore, Belaruskali benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime. Employees of Belaruskali who took part in strikes and peaceful protests in the aftermath of the fraudulent Aug 2020 presidential elections in Belarus were intimidated and dismissed by the company’s management. Lukashenka himself personally threatened to replace the strikers with miners from Ukraine. Therefore, Belaruskali is responsible for the repression of civil society in Belarus and supports the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 23.12.1996 b) Registration number: 600122610

SSID: 20-54566 Name: Joint Stock Company “Belarusian Potash Company” Spelling variant: a) ААТ “Беларуская калiйная кампанiя” (Belarusian) b) ОАО “Белорусская калийная компания” (Russian)
Address: 35 Masherova Ave., Minsk, 220002, Belarus
Justification: JSC Belarusian Potash Company is the exporting arm of Belarusian state potash producer Belaruskali. Belaruskali is one of the largest sources of revenue for the Lukashenka regime. Supplies from the Belarusian Potash Company account for 20 % of global potash exports. The state guarantees the Belarusian Potash Company monopoly rights to export potassium fertilizers. Thanks to preferential treatment from the Belarusian authorities, the company earns a substantial revenue. Therefore, the Belarusian Potash Company benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 13.9.2013 b) Registration number: 192050251 c) Tel. +375 (17) 309-30-10; +375 (17) 309-30-30 d) E-mail address: info@belpc.by

SSID: 20-54575 Name: “Inter Tobacco” LLC Spelling variant: a) Таварыства з абмежаванай адказнасцю “Iнтэр Табак” (Belarusian) b) Общество с ограниченной ответственностью “Интер Тобако” (Russian)
Address: 131 Novodvorskiy village, Novodvorskiy village council, Minsk District, 223016, Minsk Region (Minsk Oblast), Belarus ((Minsk Free Economic Zone))
Justification: Inter Tobacco LLC is part of the tobacco manufacturing industry in Belarus. It has a significant share of the profitable domestic cigarette market in Belarus. The company was given exclusive privileges to import tobacco products to Belarus, based on a decree signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Additionally, Lukashenka issued a Presidential decree to re-draw the boundaries of Belarus’s capital, Minsk, to carve out land for Inter Tobacco’s factory, probably for reasons related to tax evasion. Inter Tobacco belongs to Alexei Oleksin and members of his close family (it is owned by Oleksin’s company Energo-Oil). Therefore, Inter Tobacco is benefitting from the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 10.10.2002 b) Registration number: 808000714

SSID: 20-54583 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “Naftan” Spelling variant: a) Адкрытае акцыянернае таварыства “Нафтан” (Belarusian) b) Открытое акционерное общество “Нафтан” (Russian)
Address: Novopolotsk 1, 211440, Vitebsk Region (Vitebsk Oblast), Belarus
Justification: As a state-owned enterprise, OJSC Naftan is a major source of revenue and foreign currency for the Lukashenka regime. Therefore, Naftan benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime. Employees of Naftan who took part in strikes and peaceful protests in the aftermath of the fraudulent Aug 2020 presidential elections in Belarus were intimidated and dismissed by the company’s management. Therefore, Naftan is responsible for the repression of civil society in Belarus and supports the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 1992 b) Registration number: 300042199

SSID: 20-54591 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “Grodno Tobacco Factory Neman” Spelling variant: a) Адкрытае акцыянернае таварыства “Гродзенская тытунёвая фабрыка Нёман” (Belarusian) b) Oткрытое акционерное общество “Гродненская табачная фабрика Неман” (Russian)
Address: 18 Ordzhonikidze St., Grodno, 230771 (Hrodna), Belarus
Justification: OJSC Grodno Tobacco Factory Neman is a Belarusian state-owned enterprise and one of the major sources of revenue for the Lukashenka regime. The company has a 70-80 % share of the tobacco market in Belarus. Grodno Tobacco Factory Neman therefore benefits from and supports the Lukashenka regime. Manufactured in Belarus, Grodno Tobacco Factory Neman brands are among the most common cigarettes smuggled into the Union as part of the lucrative contraband tobacco trade. Train cars belonging to Belarusian state-owned companies Belaruskali and Grodno Azot are used in the contraband scheme. Grodno Tobacco Factory Neman therefore contributes to facilitating the illegal transfer of restricted goods into the territory of the Union. Other information: a) Date of registration: 30.12.1996 b) Registration number: 500047627

SSID: 20-54598 Name: Beltamozhservice Spelling variant: a) Рэспублiканскае унiтарнае прадпрыемства “Белмытсэрвiс” (Belarusian) b) Республиканское унитарное предприятие “Белтаможсервис” (Russian)
Address: 17th km, Minsk- Dzerzhinsk highway, administrative building, office 75, Shchomyslitsky s/s, 223049, Minsk Region (Minsk Oblast), Belarus
Justification: Beltamozhservice is a state-owned company and one of the largest logistics companies in Belarus. It is closely associated with the Belarusian authorities and is involved in the smuggling and re-export of goods from Belarus to Russia. The company benefits from links with the Belarusian authorities and provides significant revenue to the Lukashenka regime. Beltamozhservice is therefore benefitting from and supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 9.6.1999 b) Registration number: 101561144

SSID: 20-54605 Name: Open Joint Stock Company “Managing Company of Holding ‘Belkommunmash’” Spelling variant: a) Адкрытае акцыянернае таварыства “Кiруючая кампанiя холдынгу ‘Белкамунмаш’” (Belarusian) b) Открытое акционерное общество “Управляющая компания холдинга ‘Белкоммунмаш’” (Russian)
Address: 64B-2 Perekhodnaya St., Minsk, 220070, Belarus
Justification: Belkommunmash is a Belarusian manufacturer of public transport vehicles. Aliaksandr Lukashenka is promoting Belkommunmash’s business, guaranteeing the company’s compliance with its contractual obligations to its partners and using his influence to support its business activity. Belkommunmash is therefore benefitting from the Lukashenka regime. Belkommunmash dismissed workers in retaliation for their protest against falsified presidential election results in 2020, and is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and supports the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 13.8.1991 b) Registration number: 100205408

SSID: 20-54612 Name: Belteleradio Company / National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus Spelling variant: a) Нацыянальная дзяржаўная тэлерадыёкампанiя Рэспублiкi Беларусь / Белтэлерадыёкампанiя (Belarusian) b) Национальная государственная телерадиокомпания Республики Беларусь / Белтелерадиокомпания (Russian)
Address: 9 Makayonka St., Minsk, Belarus
Justification: Belteleradio Company is the state television and radio broadcasting company, and controls seven television channels and five radio stations in Belarus. In the aftermath of fraudulent presidential elections in Aug 2020, Belteleradio Company dismissed protesting workers of the media outlets it controls and replaced them with Russian media employees. It is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society. The television and radio stations supervised by Belteleradio Company are actively spreading propaganda and thus supporting the Lukashenka regime. Other information: a) Date of registration: 14.9.1994 b) Registration number: 100717729 c) Website: tvr.by

to its travel sanctions program. Additionally, the following entities:

SSID: 20-54620 Name: 140 Repair Plant JSC
SSID: 20-54623 Name: 558 Aircraft Repair Plant JSC
SSID: 20-54626 Name: 2566 Radioelectronic Armament Repair Plant JSC
SSID: 20-54629 Name: AGAT - Control Systems - Managing Company of Geoinformation Control Systems Holding, JSC

SSID: 20-54632 Name: AGAT - Electromechanical Plant OJSC SSID: 20-54635 Name: AGAT - SYSTEM
SSID: 20-54638 Name: ATE - Engineering LLC
SSID: 20-54641 Name: BelOMO Holding
SSID: 20-54644 Name: Belspetsvneshtechnika SFTUE
SSID: 20-54647 Name: Beltechexport CJSC
SSID: 20-54650 Name: BSVT-New Technologies
SSID: 20-54653 Name: Department of Internal Affairs of the Gomel Region Executive Committee
SSID: 20-54656 Name: Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
SSID: 20-54659 Name: KGB Alpha
SSID: 20-54662 Name: Kidma Tech OJSC
SSID: 20-54665 Name: Minotor-Service
SSID: 20-54668 Name: Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant
SSID: 20-54671 Name: Oboronnye Initsiativy LLC
SSID: 20-54674 Name: OJS KB Radar Managing Company
SSID: 20-54677 Name: Peleng JSC
SSID: 20-54680 Name: State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus SSID: 20-54683 Name: State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus
SSID: 20-54686 Name: Transaviaexport Airlines JSC
SSID: 20-54689 Name: Volatavto OJSC

were added to its “final destination” sanctions program (end-user prohibitions, maybe?). And the following bank:

SSID: 20-54692 Name: Belinvestbank (Belarusian Bank for Development and Reconstruction)
Other information: ENTRY INTO FORCE ON 21 JUNE 2022

was added to the financial messaging restrictions program,

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