Ukraine sanctions

Interesting case: Haverly settled two Apparent Violations of the Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations (the first under this program) for $75,375, knocked down from a base penalty of $125,000 (and a maximum of $590,282). The violations were not self-reported, but were non-egregious.

The practical upshot is that Haverly invoiced Rosneft (on the SSI List under Directive 2) with terms of 30 and 70 days, under the magic 90 day limit. However, Rosneft asked for additional info and, by the time Haverly came up with it, it was past 90 days, making for a prohibited extension of credit:

From on or about May 31, 2016, to on or about October 27, 2016, Rosneft made four attempts to remit payment related to the second invoice, each of which was rejected by financial institutions after determining the transaction was prohibited by OFAC’s regulations as debt of greater than 90 days maturity of an SSI entity subject to Directive 2. At points during the period associated with these rejected payment attempts, Haverly received information from Rosneft, including copies of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication messages amongst and between financial institutions regarding the rejected transactions — some of which contained information and instructions stating that the underlying activity may have a nexus to sectoral sanctions.

However, at the time of the payment attempts Haverly did not have a sanctions compliance program and did not recognize that the delayed collection of payment was prohibited. Haverly did not approach OFAC for guidance or authorization, however, and instead explored various options to collect the payment associated with the second invoice from Rosneft. At the suggestion of Rosneft, Haverly re-issued and re-dated the second invoice. Haverly then successfully received payment on the second invoice from Rosneft on January 11, 2017.

And here are the General Factors considered in calculating the final penalty:

OFAC considered the following to be aggravating factors:

(1) With respect to the second apparent violation, Haverly demonstrated reckless disregard for U.S. economic sanctions requirements by repeatedly ignoring warning signs that its conduct constituted or likely constituted a violation of OFAC’s regulations;

(2) Haverly’s management team had actual knowledge of the conduct giving rise to the apparent violations; and

(3) Haverly did not possess a formal OFAC sanctions compliance program at the time the apparent violations occurred.

OFAC found the following to be mitigating factors:

(1) The apparent violations resulted in minimal actual harm to the sanctions program objectives of the URSR, and OFAC would have likely authorized the transactions had Haverly requested a license to receive the payments;

(2) Haverly has not received a Penalty Notice or Finding of Violation from OFAC in the five years preceding the earliest date of the transactions giving rise to the apparent violations;

(3) Haverly is a small company with a limited number of employees; and

(4) Haverly engaged in remedial efforts that included the creation of a Sanctions Compliance Officer position, and implementation of a risk-based compliance program with screening designed to review all current and future clients of Haverly for OFAC purposes.

OFAC added in Haverly’s commitments to better compliance, including regular risk assessments, a commitment to creating a culture of compliance and ongoing training.

OFAC closes with a warning about SSI violations:

This enforcement action highlights the risks associated with engaging in transactions involving sectors of the Russian economy subject to U.S. economic and trade sanctions. The development and implementation of a risk-based sanctions compliance program would provide such companies with an ability to assess prospective and real-time transactions for potential prohibitions and violations of OFAC’s regulations. An effective sanctions compliance program includes policies, procedures, and controls capable of identifying at-risk transactions and customers or counter-parties for review; escalating such matters to a sanctions compliance officer or point-of-contact for proper analysis; an ability to respond and react to warning signs regarding potential violations, including transactions blocked or rejected by financial institutions in accordance with OFAC’s regulations; and an adequate training program. OFAC encourages companies to exercise enhanced due diligence in business relationships with entities subject to the SSI List and to avoid the use of unorthodox business practices — such as the amendment or alteration of trade documents, or resubmission of payment information without a sanctions- related term, phrase, or location.

Link:

OFAC Enforcement Information

On Tuesday, Swiss authorities added:

SSID: 175-40217 Name: Stankevich Sergey Nikolayevich Spelling variant: СТАНКЕВИЧ Сергей Николаевич (Russian)

Sex: M DOB: 27 Jan 1963

Justification: a) Head of Border Directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for “Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol”, Rear Admiral. In this capacity, he was responsible for actions of the coast guard naval fleet of the Russian Federation against Ukraine on 25 Nov 2018 which prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40223 Name: Shein Andrey Borisovich Spelling variant: ШЕИН Андрей Борисович (Russian)

Sex: M DOB: 10 Jun 1971

Justification: a) Deputy Head of Border Directorate — Head of Coast Guard Unit of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for “Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol”. In this capacity, he participated in operations against Ukrainian ships and their crew during the actions of the Russian Federation against Ukraine on 25 Nov 2018 which prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40229 Name: Salyaev Aleksey Mikhailovich Spelling variant: a) Salyayev Aleksey Mikhailovich (Russian) b) Saliaiev Oleksii Mykhailovych (Russian) c) САЛЯЕВ Алексей Михайлович (Russian) d) САЛЯЄВ Олексій Михайлович (Ukrainian)

Sex: M DOB: 22 Aug 1978

Justification: a) Commanding officer of the border patrol boat “Don” (side markings 353) of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. He was in command of the vessel that actively participated in actions of the Russian Federation against Ukrainian vessels and their crew on 25 Nov 2018, and conducted ramming of the estuary tug, “Yany Kapu”, of the Ukrainian Navy. Those actions prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40235 Name: Shipitsin Andrei Spelling variant: a) Shypitsin Andrei (Russian) b) ШИПИЦИН Андрей (Russian) c) ШИПІЦИН Андрей (Russian)

Sex: M DOB: 25 Dec 1969

Justification: a) Commanding officer of the border patrol boat “Izumrud” of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. He was in command of the vessel that actively participated in actions of the Russian Federation against Ukrainian vessels and their crew on 25 Nov 2018 which prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40241 Name: Shatokhin Aleksey Vladimirovich Spelling variant: a) Shatokhin Oleksii Volodymyrovich (Russian) b) ШАТОХИН Алексей Владимирович (Russian) c) ШАТОХІН Олексій Володимирович (Ukrainian)

Sex: M DOB: 26 Jan 1971

Justification: a) Head of the Service of the Kerch Control Point for the “Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol” of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. He participatedmin operations against Ukrainian vessels during the actions of the Russian Federation against Ukrainian vessels and their crews on 25 Nov 2018 which prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40247 Name: Romashkin Ruslan Alexandrovich Spelling variant: РОМАШКИН Руслан Александрович (Russian)

Sex: M DOB: 15 Jun 1976

Justification: a) Head of the Service of the Control Point in the “Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol” of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating the actions of Russian Federation forces against Ukrainian vessels and their crews on 25 Nov 2018 which prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40253 Name: Shcherbakov Sergey Alekseevich Spelling variant: a) ЩЕРБАКОВ Сергей Алексеевич (Russian) b) ЩЕРБАКОВ Сергій Олексійович (Ukrainian)

Sex: M DOB: 2 Nov 1986

Justification: a) Commanding officer of the anti-submarine ship “Suzdalets” of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. He commanded the ship which participated in the actions of the Russian Federation against Ukrainian ships and their crews on 25 Nov 2018, and actively participated in the blockade of tugboat “Yani Kapu” and seizure of the armed gunboat “Nikopol”. Those actions prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-40259 Name: Dvornikov Aleksandr Vladimirovich Spelling variant: ДВОРНИКОВ Александр Владимирович (Russian)

Sex: M DOB: 22 Aug 1961 POB: Ussuriysk, Primorskiy Krai, Russian Federation Justification: a) Commander of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel General and responsible for military forces in the region, including illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. In this role he was responsible for the actions of the Black Sea Fleet and other military forces of the Russian Federation against Ukraine on 25 Nov 2018 which prevented access by Ukrainian vessels to their coast on the Sea of Azov, thereby undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and undermining the security of Ukraine through the disruption of the movements and operability of Ukrainian naval vessels. b) Those actions also supported the consolidation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2019

changed:

SSID: 175-27400 Name: Vitko Aleksandr Viktorovich Spelling variant: Витко Александр Викторович (Russian)

DOB: 13 Sep 1961 POB: Vitebsk, Belarus

Justification: a) Former Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, AdmiralAdmiral. Deputy Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy. b) Responsible for commanding Russian forces that have occupied Ukrainian sovereign territory. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-27418 Name: Rogozin Dmitry Olegovich Spelling variant: Рогозин Дмитрий Олегович (Russian)

DOB: 21 Dec 1963 POB: Moscow, Russian Federation Justification: a) Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Publicly called for the annexation of Crimea. b) Since 2018 holds the position of General Director in a State corporation. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-27480 Name: Medvedev Valery Kirillovich Spelling variant: a) Медведев Валерий Кириллович (Russian) b) Medvediev Valeriy Kyrylovych (Russian) c) Медведєв Валерій Кирилович (Ukrainian)

DOB: 21 Aug 1946 POB: Shmakovka, Primorsky region

Justification: a) Former Chair of Sevastopol Electoral Commission (until 26 May 2017). Responsible for administering the Crimean referendum. Responsible under the Russian system for signing referendum results. b) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 2 Apr 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 21 Mar 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-27531 Name: Belaventsev Oleg Yevgenyvich Spelling variant: Белавенцев Олег Евгеньевич (Russian)

DOB: 15 Sep 1949 POB: Moscow

Justification: a) Former Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation into the so-called “Crimean“Crimean Federal District”, Non-permanent member of the Russian Security Council. ResponsibleDistrict”, responsible for the implementation of the constitutional prerogatives of the Russian Head of State on the territory of the annexed Autonomous Republic of CrimeaCrimea. Former non-permanent member of the Russian Security Council. b) CurrentlyFormer Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation into the North Caucasus Federal District.District (until Jun 2018). c) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 2 May 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 24 Mar 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-27538 Name: Savelyev Oleg Genrikhovich Spelling variant: Савельев Олег Генрихович (Russian)

DOB: 27 Oct 1965 POB: Leningrad

Justification: a) Former Minister for Crimean Affairs. Responsible for the integration of the annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation. b) CurrentlyFormer Deputy Chief of Staff of the Russian Government, responsible for the organisation of the work of the Governmental Commission on the socio-economicsocioeconomic development of the so-called “Republic“Republic of Crimea”.Crimea”. c) Chief of Staff of the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation. Modifications: Listed on 2 May 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-27597 Name: Pushylin Denys Volodymyrovych Spelling variant: a) Пушилін Денис Володимирович (Russian) b) Pushilin Denis Vladimirovich (Russian) c) Пушилин Денис Владимирович (Russian)

DOB: a) 9 May 1981 b) 9 May 1982 POB: Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast

Justification: One of the leaders of the “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. Participated in the seizure and occupation of the regional administration. Active spokesperson for the separatistsadministration in Donetsk in 2014. Until 4 Sep 2015 so- called “Deputy Chairman” of the “People’s Council““People’s Council” of the so-called “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. Since 4 Sep 2015 “Chairman““Chairman” of the “People’s“People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. So-called “acting Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic” after 7 Sep 2018. So-called “Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic” following the so-called elections of 11 Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 2 May 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-27721 Name: Bezler Igor Nikolaevich Spelling variant: a) Безлер Игорь Николаевич (Russian) b) Bezler Ihor Mykolayovych (Russian) c) Безлер Iгор Миколайович (Ukrainian)

DOB: 30 Dec 1965 POB: Simferopol, Crimea Good quality a.k.a.: Bes (devil) Justification: a) One of the former leaders of the self-proclaimed militia of Horlivka. He took control of the Security Service of Ukraine’s Office in Donetsk region building and afterwards seized the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ district station in the town of Horlivka. He has links to IhorIgor Strelkov/Girkin under whose command he was involved in the murder of the Peoples’ Deputy of the Horlivka’s Municipal Council Volodymyr Rybak. b) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 20 May 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-28249 Name: Gubareva Ekaterina Yurievna Spelling variant: a) Губарева Екатерина Юрьевна (Russian) b) Gubarieva Kateryna Yuriyivna (Russian) c) Hubarieva Kateryna Yuriyivna (Russian) d) Губарева Катерина Юріївна (Ukrainian)

DOB: a) 5 Jul 1983 b) 10 Mar 1983 POB: Kakhovka, Kherson Oblast

Justification: a) In her capacity of former so-called “Minister of Foreign Affairs” she was responsible for defending the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”, thus undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. In taking on and acting in this capacity she has therefore supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Remains active in supporting separatist actions and policies. b) Former Member of the so-called “People’s Council”“People’s Council” of the “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic” (until Nov 2018). Modifications: Listed on 5 Aug 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-28527 Name: Tchigrina Oksana – Spelling variant: a) Чигрина Оксана Александровна (Russian) b) Chigrina Oksana Aleksandrovna (Russian) c) Chyhryna Oksana Aleksandrovna (Russian)

DOB: 23 Jul 1981 (approximately)

Justification: a) Former spokesperson of the so-called “government” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic” who made declarations justifying, inter alia, the shooting down of a Ukrainian military airplane, the taking of hostages, fighting activities by the illegal armed groups, which have as a consequence undermined the territorial integrity, sovereignty and unity of Ukraine. b) Former spokesperson of the Press Service of LNR. c) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 27 Aug 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-28539 Name: Abisov Sergey Vadimovich Spelling variant: a) Абисов Сергей Вадимович (Russian) b) Abisov Sergiy Vadymovych (Russian) c) Abisov Serhiy Vadymovych (Russian) d) Абiсов Сергій Вадимович (Ukrainian)

DOB: 2127 Nov 1967 POB: Simferopol, Crimea

Justification: a) By accepting his appointment as so-called “Minister of Interior of the Republic of Crimea” by the President of Russia (decree No. 301) on 5 May 2014 and by his actions as so-called “Minister of Interior” he has undermined the territorial integrity, sovereignty and unity of Ukraine. b) Dismissed as so-called “Minister of Interior of the Republic of Crimea” in Jun 2018. Modifications: Listed on 27 Aug 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29281 Name: Kononov Vladimir Petrovich Spelling variant: a) Кононов Владимир Петровнч (Russian) b) Kononov Volodymyr Petrovych (Russian) c) Кононов Володимир Петрович (Russian)

DOB: 14 Oct 1974 POB: Gorsky, Lugansk Oblast Good quality a.k.a.: Tsar

Justification: a) As of 14 Aug 2014, he replaced Igor Strelkov/Girkin, as the so-called “Defence minister”“Defence minister” of the “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. He has reportedly commanded a division of separatist fighters in Donetsk since AprilApr 2014 and has promised to solve the strategic task of repelling Ukraine’s military aggression. Kononov has therefore supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. b) Dismissed as so-called “Defence minister” in Sep 2018. Modifications: Listed on 12 Nov 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 21 Mar 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29309 Name: Rodkin Andrei Nikolaevich Spelling variant: Родкин Андрей Николаевич (Russian)

DOB: 23 Sep 1976 POB: Moscow

Justification: a) Former Moscow Representative of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”. In his statements he has, inter alia, talked about the militias’ readiness to conduct a guerrilla war and their seizure of weapon systems from the Ukrainian armed forces. He has therefore supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. b) One of the former leaders of the “Union of Donbas Volunteers”. c) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 12 Nov 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29313 Name: Karaman Aleksandr Akimovich Spelling variant: a) Караман Александр Акимович (Russian) b) Caraman Alexandru – (Russian)

DOB: 26 Jul 1956 POB: Cioburciu, Slobozia district, Moldova

Justification: a) Former so-called “Deputy“Deputy Prime Minister for Social Issues”Issues” of the “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. Associated with Vladimir Antyufeyev, who was responsible for the separatist “governmental”“governmental” activities of the so- called “Government“Government of the Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. He has therefore supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Protégé of Russia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Former Head of the Administration of the Council of Ministers of the “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.Republic”. b) Until MarchMar 2017, so-called “Plenipotentiary representative of the President” of the so-called “Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic” to the Russian Federation. c) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Relation: a) Associated with Antyufeyev Vladimir (SSID 175-28279) b) Protégé of Rogozin Dmitry Olegovich (SSID 175-27418) Modifications: Listed on 12 Nov 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 21 Mar 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29700 Name: Kozyakov Sergey Yurievich Spelling variant: a) Козьяков Сергей Юрьевич (Russian) b) Kozyakov Serhiy Yuriyovych (Russian) c) Козьяков Сергій Юрійович (Ukrainian) DOB: a) 29 Sep 1982 b) 23 Sep 1982

Justification: a) In his former capacity as so-called “Head of the Luhansk Central Election Commission” he was responsible for organising the so-called “elections” of 2 NovemberNov 2014 in the “Luhansk People’s Republic”. These “elections” were in breach of Ukrainian law and therefore illegal. Between OctoberOct 2015 and DecemberDec 2017 so-called “Minister of Justice” of the “Luhansk People’s Republic”. b) In taking on and acting in these capacities, and in organising the illegal “elections”, he has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and further destabilised Ukraine. c) Continues to support and legitimise separatist policies in cooperation with separatist, authorities. Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29709 Name: Airapetyan Larisa Leonidovna Spelling variant: a) Айрапетян Лариса Леонидовна (Russian) b) Ayrapetyan Larysa – (Russian) c) Airapetyan Larisa – (Russian) d) Airapetyan Larysa – (Russian) e) Айрапетян Лариса Леонідівна (Ukrainian) DOB: 21 Feb 1970

Justification: a) Former so-called “Health Minister” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. Stood as a candidate in the so-called “elections” of 2 Nov 2014 to the post of the “Head” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. b) These “elections” are in breach of Ukrainian law and therefore illegal. c) In taking on and acting in this capacity, and in participating formally as a candidate in the illegal “elections”, she has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and further destabilised Ukraine. d) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29737 Name: Mikhaylov Yevgeniy Eduardovich Spelling variant: a) Михайлов Евгений Эдуардович (Russian) b) Mychaylov Yevhen Eduardovych (Russian) c) Михайлов Євген Едуардович (Ukrainian)

DOB: 17 Mar 1963 POB: Arkhangelsk

Justification: a) Former so-called “Minister of the Council of Ministers” (head of the administration for governmental affairs) of the “Donetsk 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) Remains active in supporting separatist actions or policies. Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29752 Name: Deynego Vladyslav Mykolayovych Spelling variant: a) Дейнего Владислав Миколайович (Russian) b) Deynego Vladislav Nikolayevich (Russian) c) Дейнего Владислав Николаевич (Russian)

DOB: 12 Mar 1964 POB: Romny (Ромны), Sumy Oblast (Сумская область) Justification: a) “Deputy Head”Former “Deputy Head” of the “People’s Council”“People’s Council” of the so-called “Lugansk“Lugansk People’s Republic”.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) Currently so-called “acting Minister of Foreign Affairs” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 24 Mar 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-30416 Name: Shubin Alexandr Vasilievich Spelling variant: Шубин Александр Васильевич (Russian)

DOB: a) 20 May 1972 b) 30 May 1972 POB: Lugansk

Justification: a) Former so-called “Minister of Justice”, of the illegal so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”. ChairmanFormer chairman of the “Central Election Commission” of the so-calledso- called “Luhansk People’s Republic” since October 2015Republic”. 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) Dismissed as chairman of the “Central Election Commission” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” in Jun 2018. Modifications: Listed on 6 Mar 2015, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-30435 Name: Timofeev Aleksandr Yurievich Spelling variant: a) Тимофеев Александр Юрьевич (Russian) b) Tymofeyev Oleksandr Yuriyovych (Russian) c) Тимофеєв Олександр Юрійович (Ukrainian)

DOB: 15 May 1971 POB: Nevinnomyssk (Невинномысск), Stavropol Krai (Ставропольский край)

Justification: a) So-called “MinisterFormer so-called “Minister of RevenueFinance and Taxes“Taxes” of the “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”.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 the country. c) Dismissed as so-called “Minister of Finance and Taxes” in Sep 2018. Modifications: Listed on 6 Mar 2015, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, 15 Aug 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-30476 Name: Kartapolov Andrei Valeryevich Spelling variant: Картaполов Андрей Валерьевич (Russian)

DOB: 9 Nov 1963 POB: Germany, Democratic Republic (GDR)

Justification: a) Former Commander of the Western Military District since 10 Nov 2015District. Former Director of the Main Operations Department and deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Actively involved in shaping and implementing the military campaign of the Russian forces in Ukraine. b) According to the stated activities of the general staff, by exercising operational control over the armed forces, he iswas actively involved in shaping and implementing the Russian government policy threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. c) Deputy Minister of Defence since Jul 2018. Modifications: Listed on 6 Mar 2015, amended on 6 Oct 2015, 23 Mar 2016, 2 Apr 2019

and removed:

SSID: 175-29275 Name: Zakharchenko Alexander Vladimirovich Spelling variant: a) Захарченко Александр Владимирович (Russian) b) Zakharchenko Oleksandr Volodymyrovych (Russian) c) Захарченко Олександр Володимирович (Russian) DOB: 26 Jun 1976 POB: Donetsk

Justification: As of 7 Aug 2014, he replaced Alexander Borodai as the so-called “Prime minister” of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Currently so-called “Head” of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”. In taking on and acting in this capacity, Zakharchenko has supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Modifications: Listed on 12 Nov 2014, amended on 2 Apr 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 11 Oct 2016, 24 Mar 2017, de-listed on 2 Apr 2019

persons from its Ukraine sanctions program. And the following entity listings were also updated:

SSID: 175-28300 Name: So-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” Spelling variant: a) “Донецкая народная республика” (Russian) b) “Donétskaya naródnaya respúblika” (Russian)

Justification: a) The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” was declared on 7 AprilApr 2014. b) Responsible for organizing the illegal referendum on 11 May 2014. Declaration of independence on 12 May 2014. c) On 24 May 2014, the so-called “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Lugansk signed an agreement on the creation of the so-called “Federal State of Novorossiya”. d) This is in breach of Ukrainian constitutional law, and, as a consequence, of international law, thus undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. e) It is also involved in the recruitment to illegal armed separatist groups, thus threatening the stability or security of Ukraine. Other information: Official information: https://dnr-online.ru/; http://av-zakharchenko.su/; http://smdnr.ru/; https://dnrsovet.suhttps://dnrsovet.su/; https://denis-pushilin.ru/ Modifications: Listed on 5 Aug 2014, amended on 21 Mar 2018, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-28310 Name: So-called “Federal State of Novorossiya” Spelling variant: a) “Федеративное государство Новороссия” (Russian) b) “Federativnoye Gosudarstvo Novorossiya” (Russian)

Justification: a) On 24 May 2014, the so-called “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Lugansk signed an agreement on the creation of the unrecognized so-called “Federal State of Novorossiya”. b) This is in breach of Ukrainian constitutional law, and, as a consequence, of international law, thus threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Other information: Official press releases: http://novorossia.su/official; http://novopressa.ru; http://novorossia-tv.ru; http://novorossia.today; http://novorossiia.ru; https://www. novorosinform.orghttp://novopressa.ru/; http://novorossia-tv.ru/; http://novorossia.today/; http://novorossiia.ru/; https://www.novorosinform.org/ Modifications: Listed on 5 Aug 2014, amended on 26 Sep 2017, 21 Mar 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29756 Name: Donetsk Republic (Public organisation) Spelling variant: Донецкая республика (Russian)

Justification: a) Public “organisation” that presented candidates in the so calledso-called “elections” of the so calledso-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” on 2 November 2014Nov 2014 and 11 Nov 2018. These “elections” are in breach of Ukrainian law and therefore illegal. b) In participating formally in the illegal “elections” it has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and to further destabilise Ukraine. HeadedFounded by Alexander ZakharchenkoAndriy Purgin and foundedwas headed by Andriy PurginAlexander Zakharchenko. Nominated in 2018 Denis Pushylin to be “Head” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Relation: a) Headed by Zakharchenko Alexander Vladimirovich (SSID 175-29275) b) Founded by Purhin Andriy Yevhenovych (SSID 175-27593) c) Nominated to be “Head” of the so- called “Donetsk People’s Republic” Pushylin Denys Volodymyrovych (SSID 175-27597) Other information: Official information: http://oddr.info/ Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29762 Name: Peace to Luhansk Region Spelling variant: a) Мир Луганщине (Russian) b) Mir Luganschine (Russian)

Justification: a) Public “organisation” that presented candidates in the so-called “elections” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” on 2 November 2014Nov 2014 and 11 Nov 2018. These “elections” are in breach of Ukrainian law and therefore illegal. b) In participating formally in the illegal “elections” it has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and to further destabilise Ukraine. Other information: https://mir-lug.info/ Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 26 Sep 2017, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29767 Name: Free Donbass Spelling variant: a) “Свободный Донбасс” (Russian) b) “Svobodny Donbass” (Russian) c) Free Donbas (English)

Justification: a) Public “organisation”“organisation” that presented candidates in the so- called “elections”“elections” of the so-called “Donetsk“Donetsk People’s Republic”Republic” 2 Nov 20142014 and 11 Nov 2018. These elections are in breach of Ukrainian law and therefore illegal. b) In participating formally in the illegal “elections”“elections” it has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and to further destabilise Ukraine. Other information: http://www.odsd.ru/ Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 26 Sep 2017, 2 Apr 2019

SSID: 175-29776 Name: Luhansk Economic Union Spelling variant: a) Луганский экономический Союз (Russian) b) Luganskiy Ekonomicheskiy Soyuz (Russian) Justification: a) “Social organisation” that presented candidates in the illegal so-called “elections” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” on 2 November 2014Nov 2014 and 11 Nov 2018. Nominated a candidate, Oleg Akimov, to be “Head” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”Republic” in 2014 and member of the so-called “People’s Council of the Luhansk People’s Republic” in 2018. These “elections” are in breach of Ukrainian law and therefore illegal. b) In participating formally in the illegal “elections” it has therefore actively supported actions and policies which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and to further destabilise Ukraine. Relation: Nominated as candidate to be “Head” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” Akimov Oleg Konstantinovich (SSID 175-29705) Other information: Official information: https://nslnr. su/about/obshchestvennye- organizatsii/337/https://nslnr.su/about/obshchestvennye- organizatsii/337/; https://vk.com/public97306393 Modifications: Listed on 16 Dec 2014, amended on 21 Mar 2018, 27 Sep 2018, 2 Apr 2019

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FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

Yesterday, UK officials implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/408 by amending the following individual listings:

1. VITKO, Aleksandr Viktorovich

Title: Admiral DOB: 13/09/1961. POB: Vitebsk, Belarusian SSR Position: Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Deputy Commander in Chief of the Russia Navy Other Information: Former Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Listed on: 18/03/2014 Last Updated: 23/03/2016 18/03/2019 Group ID: 12930.

2. ROGOZIN, Dmitry Olegovich

DOB: 21/12/1963. POB: Moscow Other Information: Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Since 2018 holds the position of General Director in a State corporation. Listed on: 21/03/2014 Last Updated: 20/09/2018 18/03/2019 Group ID: 12935.

3. BELAVENTSEV, Oleg Yevgenyvich

DOB: 15/09/1949. POB: Moscow Position: Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation into the ‘North Caucasus Federal District’, and a Non-permanent member of the Russian Security Council. Other Information: Former Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation into the so-called “Crimean Federal District”, Former non-permanent member of the Russian Security Council. Former Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation into the North Caucasus Federal District (until June 2018). Listed on: 29/04/2014 Last Updated: 11/04/2017 18/03/2019 Group ID: 12951.

4. SAVELYEV, Oleg Genrikhovich

DOB: 27/10/1965. POB: Leningrad Position: Deputy Chief of Staff of the Russian Government Chief of Staff of the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation Other Information: Former Minister for Crimean Affairs. Former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Russian Government. Listed on: 29/04/2014 Last Updated: 23/03/2016 18/03/2019 Group ID: 12952.

5. PUSHYLIN, Denys Volodymyrovych

DOB: (1) 09/05/1981. (2) 09/05/1982. POB: Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast

a.k.a: PUSHILIN , Denis , Vladimirovich Position: So called “Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic”. “Chairman” of the “People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic” Other Information: One of the leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Former Deputy Chairman of the “People’s Council” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Listed on: 29/04/2014 Last Updated: 23/03/2016 18/03/2019 Group ID: 12962.

6. GUBAREVA, Ekaterina Yurievna

DOB: (1) 05/07/1983. (2) 10/03/1983. POB: Kakhovka, Kherson Oblast

a.k.a: GUBARIEVA, Kateryna, Yuriyivna Other Information: Former so-called “Minister of Foreign Affairs”. Former Member of the “People’s Council” of the so called “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Listed on: 25/07/2014 Last Updated: 11/04/2017 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13063.

7. TCHIGRINA, Oksana

DOB: 23/07/1981. a.k.a: (1) CHIGRINA , Oksana , Aleksandrovna (2) CHYHRYNA, Oksana, Aleksandrovna Other Information: Former Spokesperson of the so-called “government’” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. Former spokesperson of the Press Service of LNR. Date of birth is approximate. Listed on: 31/07/2014 Last Updated: 20/09/2018 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13069.

8. ABISOV, Sergey Vadimovich

DOB: 27/11/1967. POB: Simferopol, Crimea a.k.a: (1) ABISOV, Sergiy, Vadymovych (2) ABISOV, Serhiy, Vadymovych Position: Minister of Interior of the Republic of Crimea Other Information: Former so-called “Minister of Interior of the Republic of Crimea” Listed on: 31/07/2014 Last Updated: 11/04/2017 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13071.

9. KONONOV, Vladimir Petrovich

DOB: 14/10/1974. POB: Gorsky, Luhansk Oblast a.k.a: KONONOV, Volodymyr, Petrovych Position: Defence Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic Other Information: As of 14 August 2014 he replaced Igor Strelkov/Girkin as the Defence Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic. He has reportedly commanded a division of separatist fighters in Donetsk since April 2014. Former “Defence Minister” of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Also known as ‘Tsar’. Listed on: 12/09/2014 Last Updated: 15/03/2018 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13092.

10. KARAMAN, Aleksandr Akimovich

DOB: 26/07/1956. POB: Cioburciu, Slobozia district, now Republic of Moldova a.k.a: CARAMAN , Alexandru Position: Plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic to the Russian Federation (Until March 2017) Other Information: Former Head of the Administration of the Council of Ministers of the “Donetsk Peoples Republic”. Former-so called ‘Deputy Prime Minister for Social Issues’ of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Associated with Vladimir Antyufeyev. Protégé of Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Former “Plenipotentiary representative of the President” of the so-called “Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic” to the Russian Federation. Listed on: 12/09/2014 Last Updated: 15/03/2018 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13098.

11. AIRAPETYAN, Larisa Leonidovna

DOB: 21/02/1970. a.k.a: (1) AIRAPETYAN , Larisa (2) AIRAPETYAN,

Larysa (3) AYRAPETYAN, Larysa Position: Health Minister of the Lugansk People’s Republic Other Information: Former Health Minister of the “Lugansk People’s Republic”. Listed on: 02/12/2014 Last Updated: 20/03/2015 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13172.

12. DEYNEGO, Vladyslav Mykolayovych

DOB: 12/03/1964. POB: Romny, Sumy oblast a.k.a: DEYNEGO, Vladislav, Nikolayevich Position: Deputy Head of the People’s Council of the Lugansk People’s Republic “Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic” Other Information: Former “Deputy Head” of the “People’s Council” of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic” Listed on: 02/12/2014 Last Updated: 11/04/2017 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13182.

13. SHUBIN, Alexandr Vasilievich

DOB: (1) 20/05/1972. (2) 30/05/1972. POB: Luhansk Position: Chairman of the central election commission of the so-called ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’. Other Information: Former so-called “Minister of Justice” of the illegal so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”. Former Chairman of the “Central Election Commission” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”. Listed on: 16/02/2015 Last Updated: 20/09/2018 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13204.

14. TIMOFEEV, Aleksandr Yurievich

DOB: 15/05/1971. POB: Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai a.k.a: TYMOFEYEV, Oleksandr, Yuriyovych Position: Minister of Revenue and Taxes of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’. Other Information: Former so-called “Minister of Finance and Taxes” of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Listed on: 16/02/2015 Last Updated: 11/04/2017 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13208.

15. KARTAPOLOV, Andrei Valeryevich

DOB: 09/11/1963. POB: GDR (DDR) Position: Commander of the Western Military District (since 10 November 2015) Deputy Minister of Defence Other Information: Former Commander of the Western Military District. Former Director of the Main Operations Department and deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Listed on: 16/02/2015 Last Updated: 23/03/2016 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13215.

and entity listing:

DONETSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC

a.k.a: Donetskaya Narodnaya Respublika Other Information: The so called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ was declared on 7 April 2014. On 24 May 2014, the so called ‘People’s Republics’ of Donetsk and Lugansk signed an agreement on the creation of the so called ‘Federal State of Novorossiya’. Official information https://dnr.online.ru/ and http://av-zakharchenko.su/ http://denis-pushilin.ru/ and http://smdnr.ru/ and https://dnrsovet.su/ Listed on: 25/07/2014 Last Updated: 20/09/2018 18/03/2019 Group ID: 13048.

under the Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity) sanctions program: and removing the following individual from it:

ZAKHARCHENKO, Alexander Vladimirovich

DOB: 26/06/1976. POB: Donetsk a.k.a: ZAKHARCHENKO, Oleksandr, Volodymyrovych Position: Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic Other Information: As of 7 August 2014 he replaced Alexander Borodai as Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Currently so-called Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Listed on: 12/09/2014 Last Updated: 11/04/2017

18/03/2019 Group ID: 13091.

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OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/408

So, if you’ve read the releases from OFSI & the EU, OFAC, Canada and Australia, you’ll notice that they all designated some Russian persons and entities for actions in the Sea of Azov/Kerch Strait, eastern Ukraine and/or Crimea. But they all did different things…

The UK and EU regulators designated 8 persons, the US 6 persons and 8 entities, Canada 114 persons and 15 entities (claiming previously having designated 300 total parties), and Australia added 10 persons.

So, does this bring everyone to the same sanctioned parties? Because, after all, sanctions are most effective when you can cut off more of the world’s financial markets from the people you are trying to influence or punish.

(See the US’ ineffective Cuba sanctions program, if you need any real proof)

Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement

Robert Palladino 
Deputy Spokesperson

Washington, DC

March 15, 2019


Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed sanctions on six Russian defense firms, including shipbuilding companies; two individuals involved in the November sham “elections” in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine; and two Russian energy and construction companies operating in Crimea.

In the five years since Russia started its campaign of aggression against Ukraine, we have stood firmly with our Transatlantic partners in opposition to Russia’s malign and illegal actions, including its attack near the Kerch Strait. Russia’s attack represented a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law. We call upon Russia to immediately return to Ukraine the seized vessels and detained crewmembers, and keep the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov open to ships transiting to and from Ukrainian ports. We also call on Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, including its territorial waters.

The message to Russia is clear – the international community will not stand by while Russia continues to violate international norms and laws and the Transatlantic community stands united in our efforts to counter Russian aggression.

Link:

State Department Press Release

Canada imposes new sanctions in response to Russia’s aggressive actions 

March 15, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

In coordination with the European Union and the United States, Canada is today announcing new sanctions in response to Russia’s aggressive actions in the Black Sea and Kerch Strait and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is announcing these sanctions on 114 individuals and 15 entities, under the Special Economic Measures Act.

These sanctions are in response to Russia’s military actions against three Ukrainian vessels and the capture of Ukrainian sailors in the Black Sea in November 2018. Today’s measures, coordinated with the European Union and the United States, underscore continued transatlantic unity in responding to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine and its violation of international law.

Canada is also sanctioning a number of individuals and entities responsible for the illegal invasion and ongoing occupation of Crimea and the destabilization of eastern Ukraine.

Quotes

“Canada and its allies are unwavering in our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia’s provocations in the Kerch Strait and its illegal invasion and ongoing occupation of Crimea will not go unchecked.

“Alongside our international partners, we call on Russia to immediately release the 24 detained Ukrainian servicemen and return the seized vessels. Russia must allow free and unhindered passage through the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov.

“Today’s sanctions demonstrate that Canada and the international community are ready to impose costs on Russia when it ignores international law and the rules-based international order.”

– Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • Since Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, Canada has sanctioned 300 individuals and entities, many in coordination with our allies. Today’s sanctions bring this total to 429. Canada’s sanctions impose asset freezes and dealings prohibitions. 

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On Friday, OFAC added the following persons:

MEDVEDEV, Gennadiy (a.k.a. MEDVIEDIEV, Gennadiy Nikolayevich); DOB 14 Sep 1959; citizen Russia; Gender Male; Deputy Director of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661].

NAYDENKO, Aleksey Alekseevich (Cyrillic: НАЙДЕНКО, Алексей Алексеевич) (a.k.a. NAIDENKO, Aleksey; a.k.a. NAYDENKO, Oleksii Oleksiyovych (Cyrillic: НАЙДЕНКО, Олексій Олексійович)); DOB 02 Jun 1980; POB Donetsk, Ukraine; Gender Male (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13660].

ROMASHKIN, Ruslan (a.k.a. ROMASHKIN, Ruslan Aleksandrovich (Cyrillic: РОМАШКИН, Руслан Александрович)); DOB 15 Jun 1976; Gender Male; Head of the Service Command Point of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661].

SHEIN, Andrey (a.k.a. SHEIN, Andrey Borisovich); DOB 19 Jun 1971; POB Ivanovskaya Oblast, Russia; citizen Russia; Gender Male; Deputy Head of the Border Directorate – Head of the Coast Guard Unit of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661].

STANKEVICH, Sergey (a.k.a. STANKEVICH, Sergey Nikolayevich); DOB 27 Jan 1963; POB Kaliningrad; citizen Russia; Gender Male; Head of the Border Directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661].

VYSOTSKY, Vladimir Yurievich (Cyrillic: ВЫСОЦКИЙ, Владимир Юрьевич) (a.k.a. VYSOTSKIY, Vladimir Yurievich; a.k.a. VYSOTSKYI, Volodymyr Yuriyovych (Cyrillic: ВИСОЦЬКИЙ, Володимир Юрійович)); DOB 07 Apr 1985; POB Crimea, Ukraine; Gender Male (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13660].

and entities:

AO KONTSERN OKEANPRIBOR (Cyrillic: АО КОНЦЕРН ОКЕАНПРИБОР) (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO KONTSERN OKEANPRIBOR (Cyrillic: АКЦИОНЕРНОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО КОНЦЕРН ОКЕАНПРИБОР); a.k.a. JOINT STOCK COMPANY CONCERN OKEANPRIBOR; a.k.a. JSC CONCERN OKEANPRIBOR; a.k.a. KONTSERN OKEANPRIBOR, PAO), 46, Chkalovskii Prospect, St. Petersburg 197376, Russia; Website http://www.oceanpribor.ru; Registration ID 1067847424160 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7813341546 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13662].

AO ZAVOD FIOLENT (Cyrillic: АО ЗАВОД ФИОЛЕНТ) (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO ZAVOD FIOLENT (Cyrillic: АКЦИОНЕРНОЕ ОБЩЕСТБО ЗАВОД ФИОЛЕНТ); a.k.a. JOINT STOCK COMPANY FIOLENT PLANT; a.k.a. JSC FIOLENT PLANT; a.k.a. ZAVOD FIOLENT, PAT), House 34/2, Kievskaya Street, Simferopol, Crimea 295017, Ukraine; Website http://www.phiolent.com; Tax ID No. 9102048745 (Russia); Registration Number 1149102099640 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

GUP RK KTB SUDOKOMPOZIT (Cyrillic: ГУП РК КТБ СУДОКОМПОЗИТ) (a.k.a. GOSUDARSTVENNOE UNITARNOE PREDPRIYATIE RESPUBLIKI KRIM KONSTRUKTORSKO-TECHNOLOGICHESKOE BYURO SUDOKOMPOZIT (Cyrillic: ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОЕ УНИТАРНОЕ ПРЕДПРИЯТИЕ РЕСПУБЛИКИ КРЫМ КОНСТРУКТОРСКО ТЕХНОЛОГИЧЕСКОЕ БЮРО СУДОКОМПОЗИТ); a.k.a. KTB SUDOKOMPOZIT, GUP; a.k.a. STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA DESIGN-TECHNOLOGY BUREAU SUDOKOMPOZIT; a.k.a. SUDOKOMPOZIT DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGICAL BUREAU), House 14, Kuibysheva Street, Feodosia, Crimea 298100, Ukraine; Website http://sudocompozit.ru/; Tax ID No. 9108007745 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 00745510 (Russia); Registration Number 1149102094680 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

LLC NOVYE PROEKTY (a.k.a. NOVYE PROYEKTY; a.k.a. NOVYYE PROEKTY), Km Mzhd Kievsko 5-I d. 1, Str. 1, 2, Komnata 21, Moscow 121059, Russia; Tax ID No. 9102196207 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 00998197(Russia); Registration Number 1159102120550 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

LLC SK CONSOL-STROI LTD (a.k.a. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY CONSOL-STROI LTD; a.k.a. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY KONSTRUCTION COMPANY KONSOL STROI LTD; a.k.a. LLC CONSOL-STROI LTD; a.k.a. LLC CONSOL-STROI LTD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; a.k.a. OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU STROITELNAYA KOMPANIYA KONSOL-STROI LTD; a.k.a. SK KONSOL-STROI LTD; a.k.a. SK KONSOL-STROI LTD, OOO; a.k.a. STROITELNAYA KOMPANIYA KONSOL-STROI LTD), House 16, Borodina Street, Simferopol, Crimea 295033, Ukraine; Website consolstroy.ru; alt. Website consol-stroi.ru; Tax ID No. 9102070229 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 00823523 (Russia); Registration Number 1159102014170(Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

PAO ZVEZDA (Cyrillic: ПАО ЗВЕЗДА) (a.k.a. PJSC ZVEZDA; a.k.a. PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY ZVEZDA; a.k.a. PUBLICHNOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO ZVEZDA (Cyrillic: ПУБЛИЧНОЕ АКЦИОНЕРНОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО ЗВЕЗДА)), 123 Babushkina Street, St. Petersburg 192012, Russia; Website http://www.zvezda.spb.ru; Tax ID No. 7811038760 (Russia); Registration Number 1037825005085 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13662].

 YAROSLAVSKY SHIPBUILDING PLANT (Cyrillic: ЯРОСЛАВСКИЙ СУДОСТРОИТЕЛЬНЫЙ ЗАВОД) (a.k.a. OJSC YAROSLAVSKY SHIPBUILDING PLANT; a.k.a. OJSC YAROSLAVSKY SHIPYARD; a.k.a. PJSC YAROSLAVSKY SHIPBUILDING PLANT (Cyrillic: ПАО ЯРОСЛАВСКИЙ СУДОСТРОИТЕЛЬНЫЙ ЗАВОД); a.k.a. YAROSLAVL SHIPYARD OPEN JOINT-STOCK COMPANY (Cyrillic: ПУБЛИЧНОЕ АКЦИОНЕРНОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО ЯРОСЛАВСКИЙ СУДОСТРОИТЕЛЬНЫЙ ЗАВОД)), 1, Korabelnaya Str., Yaroslavl 150006, Russia [UKRAINE-EO13662].

ZELENODOLSK SHIPYARD PLANT NAMED AFTER A.M. GORKY (a.k.a. JOINT STOCK COMPANY ZELENODOLSK PLANT NAMED AFTER A.M. GORKY (Cyrillic: ОТКРЫТОЕ АКЦИОНЕРНОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО ЗЕЛЕНОДОЛЬСКИЙ ЗАВОД ИМЕНИ А.М. ГОРЬКОГО); a.k.a. JSC ZELENODOLSK PLANT NAMED AFTER A.M. GORKY (Cyrillic: АО ЗЕЛЕНОДОЛЬСКИЙ ЗАВОД ИМЕНИ А.М. ГОРЬКОГО)), 5, Zavodskaya St., Zelenodolsk, Republic of Tatarstan 422546, Russia [UKRAINE-EO13662]. 

to its Ukraine/Russia-related sanctions.

And Treasury explained why:

Treasury Sanctions Russia over Continued Aggression in Ukraine

OFAC takes action in partnership with the EU and Canada

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine.  Today’s action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate separatist government elections in eastern Ukraine.  These actions complement sanctions also taken today by the European Union and Canada, and underscore the strength and commitment of the transatlantic partnership to counter Russia’s continued destabilizing behavior and malign activities.

“The United States and our transatlantic partners will not allow Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine to go unchecked.  This joint initiative with our partners in the European Union and Canada reinforces our shared commitment to impose targeted and meaningful sanctions in response to the Kremlin’s attempts to disregard international norms and undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.  “The international community is strongly aligned against Russia’s naval attacks in the Kerch Straight, purported annexation of Crimea, and support for the illegitimate separatist-conducted elections in eastern Ukraine.”

OVERVIEW

Five years after its invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, Russia continues to undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity while failing to implement its obligations under the Minsk agreements.  On November 25, 2018, Russian authorities opened fire on and rammed three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea, seizing the ships and capturing 24 Ukrainian crew members, who remain illegally detained in Russia.  Russia also continues its occupation of Crimea, and the Kremlin has also backed illegitimate elections held by Ukrainian separatists in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic on November 11, 2018.

As a result of today’s designations, all property and interests in property of the designated individuals and entities are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from transacting with them.  Moreover, any entities owned 50 percent or more by these designated persons are also blocked by operation of law.

Designations Related to Russia’s Attack in the Kerch Strait

OFAC today sanctioned four Russian officials who were involved in the Kerch Strait attack.  OFAC designated Gennadiy Medvedev, the Deputy Director of the Border Guard Service of Russia’s Federal Security Service; Sergey Stankevich, the Head of the Border Directorate of Russia’s Federal Security Service; and Andrey Shein, the Deputy Head of the Border Directorate and Head of the Coast Guard Unit of Russia’s Federal Security Service.  Medvedev and Stankevich directly controlled and organized the attack against the Ukrainian ships and their crew, while Shein participated in the operation against the seized Ukrainian ships and crew. 

OFAC also designated Ruslan Romashkin, the Head of the Service Command Point of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Medvedev, Stankevich, Shein, and Romashkin are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13661 for being officials of the Government of the Russian Federation.

DESIGNATIONS RELATED TO RUSSIA’S PURPORTED ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA

Today’s action also targets six Russian defense firms with operations in Crimea, several of which misappropriated Ukrainian state assets to provide services to the Russian military.  Four of these entities are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13662 for operating in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy, and two entities are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13685 for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant is a Russian state-owned shipbuilding plant that has built vessels for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Russian Ministry of Defense.  Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant is also the project developer for a naval vessel that was completed at the Federal SUE Shipyard “Morye” in Crimea.  Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13662 for operating in the defense or related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy.

Zelenodolsk Shipyard Plant, named after A.M. Gorky, is one of the largest ship manufacturers in Russia and has produced missile frigates and corvettes for the Russian Navy.  The Zelenodolsk Shipyard Plant has collaborated with Crimea-based enterprise Skloplastic, which was unlawfully nationalized by the Russian government following its illegal invasion of Crimea in 2014.  The Zelenodolsk Shipyard Plant is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13662 for operating in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy.

AO Kontsern Okeanpribor (Okeanpribor) is a producer of hydroacoustic equipment and has supplied components to the Russian Navy.  Okeanpribor has also collaborated on a naval project at the Federal SUE Shipyard “Morye” in Crimea.  Federal SUE Shipyard “Morye” was designated by OFAC on September 1, 2016.  Okeanpribor is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13662 for operating in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy.

PAO Zvezda (Zvezda) is a supplier of diesel engines to the Russian Navy.  Zvezda has also supplied components for Russian naval vessels that were being built at the Federal SUE Shipyard “Morye” in Crimea.  Zvezda is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13662 for operating in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy.

AO Zavod Fiolent (Fiolent) is a Crimea-based electronics manufacturer that has supplied parts for use in Russian military equipment.  Fiolent was unlawfully seized by the Russian Federation following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.  Fiolent is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13685 for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

GUP RK KTB Sudokompozit (Sudokompozit) is a Crimea-based producer of defense components that are supplied for Russian military use.  Sudokompozit was unlawfully seized by the Russian Federation following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.  Sudokompozit is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13685 for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

OFAC also designated the following two entities pursuant to E.O. 13685, due to their activities in Crimea. 

LLC SK Consol-Stroi LTD is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  LLC SK Consol-Stroi LTD, a limited liability company registered in the city of Simferopol, Crimea, is one of Crimea’s largest construction companies.  LLC SK Consol-Stroi LTD is engaged in the construction of residential and commercial real estate in cities throughout the Crimea region including, among others, Feodosia, Kerch, Yalta, Simferopol, Sevastopol, and Yepatoria. 

LLC Novye Proekty is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  In 2016, Russian authorities awarded the private company Novye Proekty an oil and gas exploration license for the Crimean Black Sea shelf.  The Crimean shelf is believed to be rich in hydrocarbons and authorities in Ukraine have reported that Ukraine lost about 80 percent of its oil and gas deposits in the Black Sea due to Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea.  Novye Proekty’s license permits geological studies, prospecting, and the extraction of raw hydrocarbon materials from the Black Sea’s Glubokaya block.  Prior to Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea the Glubokaya block was estimated to hold reserves of 8.3 million tons of crude and 1.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

DESIGNATIONS RELATED TO ILLEGITIMATE SEPARATIST GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN UKRAINE

Today’s action also targets two Ukrainian separatists who were involved in the organization of the November 2018 illegitimate elections in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.  These illegitimate elections clearly contradict Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements, and were strongly opposed by the United States and EU.  

Aleksey Alekseevich Naydenko is the Deputy Chair of the Central Election Commission of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.  Naydenko is being designated for being responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Vladimir Yurievich Vysotsky is the Secretary of Central Election Commission of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.  Vysotsky is being designated for being responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine.


Links:

OFAC Notice

Treasury Press Release