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17 August 2022 International sanctions 2022

Updated sanction notification

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER has published an amendment to the ordinance of March 4, 2022 on measures related to the situation in Ukraine (SR 946.231.176.72).On August 16, 2022, the Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research EAER amended Annex 8 of the ordinance and published the amendment on its website . The changes will come into effect on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

In accordance with the provisions of the ordinance, the financial intermediaries are required to implement the bans, to freeze the assets of the sanctioned persons and to report the affected business relationships to SECO. The report to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from carrying out additional investigations in accordance with Art. 6 AMLA in the event of suspicions and, if they cannot clear them up, from reporting immediately to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Act.

Swiss officials added the following persons:

SSID: 175-56591 Name: Yanukovych Oleksandr Viktorovych Spelling variant: Янукович Олександр Вiкторович (Ukrainian)
Sex: M DOB: 10 Jul 1973 POB: Yenakiyeve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine Nationality: Ukraine Justification: a) Oleksandr Yanukovych is a businessman and the son of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. During the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych and thanks to the personal connection with a group of persons close to his father, he assembled an array of business interests and accumulated a great fortune. He still runs his business activities in the Donbass region controlled by the separatists groups, especially in the energy, coal, construction, banking and real estate sectors. In particular, thanks to close ties with the pro- Russian separatists, he acquired key economic assets in the so-called “Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics”, inter alia in the energy, coal and real-estate sectors. The separatist OPLOT battalion (listed since Feb 2015) protected his real-estate development projects in the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”. b) Therefore, Oleksandr Yanukovych is responsible for supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and he conducted transactions with the separatist groups in the Donbas region of Ukraine. Furthermore, he is associated with his father Viktor Yanukovych, who is responsible for supporting or implementing actions or policies which threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the state’s stability and security. Relation: Son of Yanukovych Viktor Fedorovych (SSID 175-56604) Modifications: Listed on 17 Aug 2022

SSID: 175-56604 Name: Yanukovych Viktor Fedorovych Spelling variant: Янукович Вiктор Федорович (Ukrainian)
Sex: M DOB: 9 Jul 1950 POB: Yenakiyeve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine Nationality: Ukraine Justification: a) From 2010 until 2014, Viktor Yanukovych was President of Ukraine. He pursued a pro-Russian policy when in office. A Ukrainian court found Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason for having invited the Russian Federation to invade Ukraine. After being removed from power, he relocated to Russia, from where he has continued his activities aimed at destabilising Ukraine. b) He assisted in the Russian military interference in Ukraine by calling on the President of the Russian Federation to send Russian troops to Ukraine in Mar 2014. Viktor Yanukovych supported pro-Russian politicians who held public offices in occupied Crimea. In 2021, a new pre-trial investigation in Ukraine was opened according to which Mr Viktor Yanukovych, together with two former Ministers of Defence, has purposefully reduced the defence capacity of Ukraine, particularly in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. He considers himself as the legitimate President of Ukraine and has consistently presented a pro-Russian stance in his public interventions. According to different sources, Mr Viktor Yanukovych has been part of a Russian special operation, aimed at replacing the Ukrainian President with him, during the first phases of the unprovoked illegal military aggression against Ukraine. Furthermore, the President of the Republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has requested the President of Ukraine to transfer all his powers to Viktor Yanukovych. Therefore, Viktor Yanukovych is responsible for supporting or implementing actions or policies which threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the state’s stability and security. Relation: Father of Yanukovych Oleksandr Viktorovych (SSID 175-56591) Other information: Function: former president of Ukraine, oligarch Modifications: Listed on 17 Aug 2022

to its “situation in Ukraine” sanctions, and amended the following existing designation:

SSID: 175-30420 Name: Kuzovlev Sergey Yurevich Spelling variant: КУЗОВЛЕВ Сергей Юрьевич (Russian)
Sex: M DOB: 7 Jan 1967 POB: Michurinsk (Мичуринск), Tambov Oblast (Тамбовская область), Russian Federation Good quality a.k.a.: a) - (Сергей) b) Ignatov (ИГНАТОВ) c) Tambov (ТAMБOB)
Justification: a) Former so-called Commander in Chief of the People's Militia of the "Luhansk People's Republic". b) In taking on and acting in this capacity, he has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and further destabilised Ukraine. c) Former Commander of 8th Army of the Russian Armed Force. Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Russian Southern Military District. Modifications: Listed on 6 Mar 2015, amended on 23 Mar 2016, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 21 Mar 2018, 1 Oct 2019, 2 Apr 2020, 16 Mar 2022, 17 Aug 2022

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