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OFAC Russia-Rama! Designations, General Licenses, a Determination, and FAQs! (and 1 Nicaragua update…)

The following individuals: AFANASYEV, Dmitriy Valeryevich (a.k.a. AFANASIEV, Dmitry), Russia; DOB 18 Nov 1988; POB Russia; nationality Russia; Gender Male (individual) [RUSSIA-EO14024]. ANANCHENKO, Aleksandr Evgenyevich (Cyrillic: АНАНЧЕНКО, Александр Евгеньевич) (a.k.a. ANANCHENKO, Aleksandr Evgenevich; a.k.a. ANANCHENKO, Oleksandr Yevhenovych (Cyrillic: АНАНЧЕНКО, Олександр Євгенович)), Donetsk, Ukraine; DOB 02 Feb 1966; alt. DOB 1967; […]

FinCEN issues Elder Financial Exploitation Advisory

FinCEN Issues Advisory on Elder Financial Exploitation Immediate Release June 15, 2022 Urges Financial Institutions to Aid in Combatting Growing Threat WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is issuing an advisory to alert financial institutions to the rising trend of elder financial exploitation (EFE).  EFE involves the illegal or improper use of […]

Russia General License 8 (Energy) extended to December 5th (and updates the FAQs)

Issuance of Russia-related General License 8C; Publication of amended Russia-related Frequently Asked Questions 06/14/2022 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing Russia-related General License 8C, “Authorizing Transactions Related to Energy.” In addition, OFAC has published amended Frequently Asked Questions. The obvious difference between GL8B […]

EU Q&A on 6th round of Russia sanctions

Questions and answers on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia  General What is the rationale of imposing such sanctions? Sanctions are targeted at the Russian economy, the Kremlin, its power base and those involved in Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. They aim to impair the Russian government’s ability to […]