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EU extends Crimea and Sevastopol sanctions for another year

Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: Council renews sanctions for a further year The Council today decided to renew sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation for a further year until 23 June 2022. The restrictive measures currently in place target EU imports of products originating […]

May 19, 2021: Nord Stream 2 sanctions waived

Nord Stream 2 and European Energy Security  PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 19, 2021Share Today, the Department of State submitted a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA), as amended, listing four vessels, five entities, and one individual involved in construction […]

Russia hosts a meeting on Crimea

Letter dated 22 April 2021 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security CouncilI have the honour to transmit herewith the Chair’s summary of the open Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council held on 17 March 2021 as a […]

Hot off the presses!

Everything But the Kitchen Sink, the latest episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation, is all about today’s Executive Order and Treasury’s Directive. A massive E.O., to be sure, but I like how it put everything together in one piece. Hope you like it! Ratings and reviews always appreciated!

Canada issues its Solarwinds statement

Statement on SolarWinds Cyber Compromise April 15, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement: “Today, […]

UK exposes Russia’s role in SolarWinds

Press release Russia: UK exposes Russian involvement in SolarWinds cyber compromise The UK government has for the first time today exposed details of the SVR’s cyber programme.  From: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Published: 15 April 2021 The SVR is Russia’s civilian foreign intelligence service and is the successor organization […]

OFAC-related Treasury Press Release 3 – Crimea

PRESS RELEASES Treasury Sanctions Russian Persons in the Crimea Region of Ukraine April 15, 2021 OFAC takes action in partnership with the European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five individuals and three entities […]