Crimea Ukraine sanctions

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EU Notice

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

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.

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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

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  • 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.


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OFAC Notice

Treasury Press Release

Last Thursday, OFAC added the following persons: 

BASOV, Aleksandr Vasilevich (a.k.a. BASOV, Alexander; a.k.a. BASOV, Oleksandr), Ukraine; DOB 16 Oct 1971; Gender Male (individual) [CAATSA – RUSSIA] (Linked To: MINISTRY OF STATE SECURITY). 
 
SUSHKO, Andriy Volodymyrovych (a.k.a. SUSHKO, Andrey; a.k.a. SUSHKO, Andrey Vladimirovich; a.k.a. SUSHKO, Andrii), Bldg. 78, Apt. 74, ulitsa Generala Petrova, city of Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine; DOB 23 Jan 1976; POB Village of Leninskoe, Leninskiy Region, Autonomous Region of Crimea, Ukraine; Gender Male (individual) [CAATSA – RUSSIA]. 
 
and entiy: 

MINISTRY OF STATE SECURITY (a.k.a. “MGB”), Luhansk People’s Republic, Luhansk City, Ukraine [CAATSA – RUSSIA]. 

to its CAATSA-Russian sanctions, and the following person: 

ZARITSKY, Vladimir Nikolaevich (a.k.a. ZARITSKY, Vladimir Nikolayevich), Russia; DOB 15 Jun 1948; POB Ostany Village, Korosten District, Zhitomir region, Ukraine; Gender Male (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

and entitites: 

JOINT STOCK COMPANY SANATORIUM AY-PETRI (a.k.a. JOINT STOCK COMPANY AI-PETRI SANATORIUM; a.k.a. JSC SANATORIUM AY-PETRI), House 15, Alupkinskoye shosse, Urban Village Koreiz, City of Yalta, Crimea 298671, Ukraine; Tax ID No. 9103082749 (Russia); Registration Number 1169102093797 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. 
 
JOINT STOCK COMPANY SANATORIUM DYULBER (a.k.a. JOINT STOCK COMPANY DIULBER SANATORIUM; a.k.a. JSC SANATORIUM DYULBER), House 19, Alupkinskoye shosse, Koreiz, Yalta, Crimea 298671, Ukraine; Tax ID No. 9103084143 (Russia); Registration Number 1179102009525 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. 
 
JOINT STOCK COMPANY SANATORIUM MISKHOR (a.k.a. JSC SANATORIUM MISKHOR), House 9, Alupkinskoye shosse, Koreiz, Yalta, Crimea 298671, Ukraine; Tax ID No. 9103082756 (Russia); Registration Number 1169102093930(Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. 
 
KRYMTETS, AO (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO KRYMTEPLOELEKTROTSENTRAL; a.k.a. AO, KRIMTETS; f.k.a. KRYMTEPLOELEKTROTSENTRAL, AO), 1, ul. Montazhnaya Pgt. Gresovski, Simferopol, Crimea 295493, Ukraine; Website http://www.krimtec.com; Email Address e.hmelnitskiy@krimtec.com; Tax ID No. 9102070194 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 00828288 (Russia); Registration Number 1159102014169 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. 
 
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY GARANT-SV (a.k.a. GARANT-SV; a.k.a. GARANT-SV LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; a.k.a. GARANT-SV LLC; a.k.a. GARANT-SV, OOO; a.k.a. LLC GARANT-SV; a.k.a. OOO GARANT-SV), House 9, Generala Ostryakova Street, Opolznevoye Village, Yalta, Crimea 298685, Ukraine; 9, Generala Ostryakova St., Opolznevoye, Yalta, Crimea 298685, Ukraine; Website http://mriyaresort.com; Tax ID No. 9103007830 (Russia); Registration Number 1149102066740 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. 
 
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS MANAGEMENT COMPANY (a.k.a. MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS; a.k.a. UPRAVLYAYUSHCHAYA KOMPANIYA INFRASTRUKTURNYKH PROEKTOV; a.k.a. “LLC UKIP”; a.k.a. “UKIP”; a.k.a. “UKIP, OOO”), Sevastopolskaya Street, House 41/2, Simferopol, Crimea 295024, Ukraine; Email Address fnatali@mail.ru; Tax ID No. 9102045582 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 00742767 (Russia); Registration Number 1149102091654 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. 
 
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SOUTHERN PROJECT (a.k.a. LLC SOUTHERN PROJECT; a.k.a. OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU YUZHNY PROEKT; a.k.a. YUZHNY PROEKT, OOO), Room 15-H, Litera A, House 2, Rastrelli Place, City of St. Petersburg 191124, Russia; Tax ID No. 7842144503 (Russia); Registration Number 1177847378279 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13661] [UKRAINE-EO13685] (Linked To: BANK ROSSIYA; Linked To: KOVALCHUK, Yuri Valentinovich). 
 
MRIYA RESORT & SPA (a.k.a. MRIYA RESORT; a.k.a. MRIYA RESORT AND SPA; a.k.a. MRIYA SANATORIUM COMPLEX; a.k.a. MRIYA SANATORIUM RESORT COMPLEX; a.k.a. SANATORIUM-RESORT COMPLEX MRIYA), 9, Generala Ostryakova Street, Opolznevoye Village, Yalta, Crimea 298685, Ukraine; Website http://mriyaresort.com; Email Address info@mriyaresort.com [UKRAINE-EO13685] (Linked To: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY GARANT-SV). 
 
to its Ukraine/Russia sanctions (specifically related to Crimea-related sanctions under Executive Order 13685).

Also, OFAC made the following changes to a number of Iran sanctions entities:
 
CREDIT INSTITUTION FOR DEVELOPMENT, 53 Saanee, Jahan-e Koodak, Crossroads Africa St., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [IRAN]. -to- CREDIT INSTITUTION FOR DEVELOPMENT, 53 Saanee, Jahan-e Koodak, Crossroads Africa St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN]. 
 
HEKMAT IRANIAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E HEKMAT IRANIAN), Argentine Circle, beginning of Africa St., Corner of 37th St., (Dara Cul-de-sac), No.26, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [IRAN]. -to- HEKMAT IRANIAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E HEKMAT IRANIAN), Argentine Circle, beginning of Africa St., Corner of 37th St., (Dara Cul-de-sac), No.26, Tehran, Iran [IRAN]. 
 
KHAVARMIANEH BANK (a.k.a. MIDDLE EAST BANK), No. 22, Second Floor Sabounchi St., Shahid Beheshti Ave., Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC KHMIIRTH; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; All offices worldwide [IRAN]. -to- KHAVARMIANEH BANK (a.k.a. MIDDLE EAST BANK), No. 22, Second Floor Sabounchi St., Shahid Beheshti Ave., Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC KHMIIRTH; All offices worldwide [IRAN]. 
 
KISH INTERNATIONAL BANK (a.k.a. KISH INTERNATIONAL BANK OFFSHORE COMPANY PJS), NBO-9, Andisheh Blvd, Sanayi Street , Kish Island, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; All offices worldwide [IRAN]. -to- KISH INTERNATIONAL BANK (a.k.a. KISH INTERNATIONAL BANK OFFSHORE COMPANY PJS), NBO-9, Andisheh Blvd, Sanayi Street , Kish Island, Iran; All offices worldwide [IRAN]. 
 
MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN; a.k.a. GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [IRAN]. -to- MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN; a.k.a. GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran[IRAN]. 
 
NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (a.k.a. NIOC), Hafez Crossing, Taleghani Avenue, P.O. Box 1863 and 2501, Tehran, Iran; National Iranian Oil Company Building, Taleghani Avenue, Hafez Street, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nioc.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [IFCA]. -to- NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (a.k.a. NIOC), Hafez Crossing, Taleghani Avenue, P.O. Box 1863 and 2501, Tehran, Iran; National Iranian Oil Company Building, Taleghani Avenue, Hafez Street, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nioc.ir; IFCA Determination – Involved in Energy Sector; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [IFCA]. 
 
NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY (a.k.a. NITC), NITC Building, 67-88, Shahid Atefi Street, Africa Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nitc.co.ir; Email Address info@nitc.co.ir; alt. Email Address administrator@nitc.co.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Telephone (98)(21)(66153220); Telephone (98)(21)(23803202); Telephone (98)(21)(23803303); Telephone (98)(21)(66153224); Telephone (98)(21)(23802230); Telephone (98)(9121115315);  Telephone (98)(9128091642); Telephone (98)(9127389031); Fax (98)(21)(22224537); Fax (98)(21)(23803318); Fax (98)(21)(22013392); Fax (98)(21)(22058763) [IRAN] [IFCA]. -to- NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY (a.k.a. NITC), NITC Building, 67-88, Shahid Atefi Street, Africa Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nitc.co.ir; Email Address info@nitc.co.ir; alt. Email Address administrator@nitc.co.ir; IFCA Determination – Involved in the Shipping Sector; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Telephone (98)(21)(66153220); Telephone (98)(21)(23803202); Telephone (98)(21)(23803303); Telephone (98)(21)(66153224); Telephone (98)(21)(23802230); Telephone (98)(9121115315);  Telephone (98)(9128091642); Telephone (98)(9127389031); Fax (98)(21)(22224537); Fax (98)(21)(23803318); Fax (98)(21)(22013392); Fax (98)(21)(22058763)[IRAN] [IFCA]. 

Which removes secondary sanctions from the listed banks and added the IFCA determination reason to NITC and NIOC.

Lastly, both the State Department: 

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 8, 2018

 

Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on three individuals and nine entities that are supporting Russia’s attempt to integrate the Crimea region of Ukraine through private investment and privatization projects or who are engaging in serious human rights abuses in furtherance of Russia’s occupation or control over parts of Ukraine.

The sanctioned individuals are Andriy Volodymyrovych Sushko, Aleksandr Basov, and Vladimir Nikolaevich Zaritsky. The sanctioned entities are the Ministry of State Security of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, Mriya Resort and Spa, Limited Liability Company Garant-SV, Limited Liability Company Infrastructure Projects Management Company, Joint Stock Company Sanatorium AY-Petri, Joint Stock Company Dyulber, Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Miskhor, KRIMTETS, AO, and Limited Liability Company Southern Project.

As a result of today’s announcement, all of these individuals’ and entities’ property and interests in property that are subject to the U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. individuals and entities are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

Today’s action reinforces the Crimea Declaration of July 25, 2018, which states that the United States does not and will not recognize Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea. The designations underscore the United States’ steadfast partnership with Ukraine and the European Union in unified opposition to Russia’s illegal purported annexation and occupation of Crimea and use of force to control parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Eastern Ukraine.

and Treasury Department: 

Treasury Sanctions Officials and Targets Entities Supporting Russia’s Occupation of Crimea and Forcible Control of Eastern Ukraine

 
November 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today imposed additional sanctions in response to Russia’s continuing malign activity and destabilizing behavior by designating three individuals and nine entities under Ukraine-related authorities.  These designations include two individuals and one entity engaged in serious human rights abuses under the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 (SSIDES), as amended by Section 228 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  OFAC also imposed sanctions on eight entities and one individual that were responsible for advancing Russian interests by operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13685 as codified pursuant to CAATSA, and which authorizes sanctions on, among others, any person determined to operate in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  One of these eight entities is also being designated pursuant to Executive Order 13661 for being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, Bank Rossiya and Yuri Valentinovich Kovalchuk, persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the E.O. 13661.  The Crimea-related actions reinforce the July 25 Crimea Declaration stating that the United States does not and will not recognize Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea. 

“The United States is leveraging new authorities to target Russian actors for serious human rights abuses in parts of Ukraine that the United States government has determined are forcibly occupied or otherwise controlled by the Russian government, and other reprehensible acts in furtherance of the Kremlin’s malign agenda,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.  “Treasury remains committed to targeting Russian-backed entities that seek to profit from Russia’s illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea.  Our sanctions are a clear reminder that efforts seeking to normalize investment and economic relationships with those operating in Crimea will not be tolerated and are subject to U.S. and EU sanctions authorities.”

Today’s designations underscore the United States’ steadfast partnership with Ukraine and the European Union (EU) and our unified opposition to Russia’s purported annexation and occupation of Crimea and use of force to control parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine.  OFAC’s action targets those engaging in serious human rights abuses in furtherance of Russia’s occupation or control over parts of Ukraine, as well as entities and individuals supporting Russia’s attempts to integrate Crimea through private investment and major privatization projects.  This activity includes, among others, the Russian-backed sale of Ukrainian assets unlawfully seized and nationalized to actors supporting the Kremlin’s agenda.  

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of the designated persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. 

DESIGNATIONS RELATED TO TERRITORIES FORCIBLY OCCUPIED OR CONTROLLED BY RUSSIA

The following designated individuals or entities have committed serious human rights abuses in the furtherance of the Russian Federation’s forcible occupation or control of territories of Ukraine, including Crimea and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine. 

Andriy Volodymyrovych Sushko (Sushko) is being designated pursuant to SSIDES, as amended by Section 228 of CAATSA.  Sushko is responsible for, complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses in a territory forcibly occupied or otherwise controlled by the Government of the Russian Federation on or after the date of enactment of CAATSA.  Sushko, an officer in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), is suspected in 2017 of having unlawfully abducted a Crimean Tatar activist who objected to Russia’s occupation of Crimea, and having subsequently participated in the abuse of this individual, which included the use of electric shocks, choking, and beatings while in FSB captivity.

The Ministry of State Security of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Aleksandr Basov, the Deputy Minister of State Security of LPR, are being designated pursuant to SSIDES, as amended by Section 228 of CAATSA.  The Ministry of State Security of LPR is responsible for, complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses in a territory forcibly occupied or otherwise controlled by the Government of the Russian Federation on or after the date of enactment of CAATSA.  The Ministry of State Security of LPR has played a critical role in exercising Russia’s forcible control of certain portions of Luhansk and has engaged in serious human rights abuses.  The Ministry of State Security employs detention practices that include threatening severe physical violence or rape against detainees who refused to cooperate.  Other practices used against detainees include mock executions, electrocution, and beatings.  In his role as LPR Deputy Minister of State Security, Aleksandr Basov has used his position to punish or harass members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations.  Basov acts or purports to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Ministry of State Security.

DESIGNATIONS RELATED TO RUSSIA’S PURPORTED ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA

OFAC also designated eight entities and one individual pursuant to E.O. 13685.  E.O. 13685 authorizes sanctions on any person determined to be operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine, to be a leader of an entity operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine, or to be owned or controlled by or act or purport to act for or on behalf of, or to have provided material support for, any person designated under E.O. 13685.

The Mriya Resort and Spa is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine and because it is owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, Limited Liability Company Garant-SV, an entity that operates in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  The Mriya Resort and Spa is a major private investment project and five-star luxury hotel complex located on the South Shore of Crimea in the city of Yalta.  The Mriya Resort and Spa is the venue for the Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF), which is an annual business event held in the so-called “Republic of Crimea” that is the main Russian platform for showcasing investment opportunities in Crimea.  Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, invested about $300 million into the construction and development of the project.  Mriya Resort and Spa is owned by Liability Company Garant-SV, an entity that is ultimately owned by Sberbank.  OFAC added Sberbank to the Sectoral Sanctions Identification List on September 12, 2014, identifying it as subject to the debt and equity financing restrictions in Directive 1.  

Limited Liability Company Garant-SV is the direct owner of the Mriya Resort and Spa in Yalta, Crimea, and is being designated because it operates in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Limited Liability Company Infrastructure Projects Management Company (LLC UKIP) is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine, and is a registered company in Simferopol, Crimea that is engaged in the construction of residential and non-residential buildings.  In 2014, Russian-backed government authorities in Crimea claimed control and illegally nationalized three Ukrainian-state owned hotel complexes located in Yalta: the AY-Petri, Dyulber, and Miskhor sanatoriums.  In 2018, the government of Crimea, without the consent of the Ukrainian government, privatized and sold the three hotels to LLC UKIP for about $24 million.  

Joint Stock Company Sanatorium AY-Petri is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  Joint Stock Company Sanatorium AY-Petri is a hotel in Yalta, Crimea.  The so-called government of Crimea, without the consent of Ukraine, unlawfully nationalized, privatized, and sold Joint Stock Company AY-Petri to LLC UKIP. 

Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Dyulber is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Dyulber is a hotel in Yalta, Crimea.  The so-called government of Crimea, without the consent of Ukraine, unlawfully nationalized, privatized, and sold Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Dyulber to LLC UKIP. 

Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Miskhor is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Miskhor is a hotel in Yalta, Crimea.  The so-called government of Crimea, without the consent of Ukraine, unlawfully nationalized, privatized, and sold Joint Stock Company Sanatorium Miskhor to LLC UKIP. 

Vladimir Nikolaevich Zaritsky is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  Zaritsky is the former Commander in Chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery of Russia and is the registered founder and owner of LLC UKIP located in Simferopol, Crimea.

KRYMTETS, AO is being designated for operating in the Crimea region of Ukraine.  KRYMTETS, AO is a private joint stock company engaged in the operation of electric power generation facilities and transmission systems in Crimea.  The de facto “Republic of Crimea Council of Ministers” and the so-called “government of Sevastopol” approved a plan for the long-term development of electric energy for Crimea that envisages a sharp increase in the demand for electric energy and the need for the construction of basic generation, as well as the reconstruction of existing electric stations belonging to KRYMTETS, AO.  In 2017, KRYMTETS, AO won a Russian tender to provide power on the Crimean peninsula until the launch of additional power plants. 

Limited Liability Company Southern Project is being designated because it operates in the Crimea region of Ukraine and because it is owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, Bank Rossiya and Yuri Valentinovich Kovalchuk, persons whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13661 on March 20, 2014.  In 2017, the so-called Ministry of Property and Land Relations of the “Republic of Crimea” sold 100 percent of the authorized capital of State Enterprise of Sparkling Wine Novy Svet (Novy Svet) to Limited Liability Company Southern Project, a company owned by Bank Rossiya.  The government of Crimea’s sale of Novy Svet to Limited Liability Company Southern Project was the first major privatization of a former Ukrainian state property since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.  Novy Svet is one of Crimea’s largest and oldest wineries and it was designated by OFAC on December 22, 2015 pursuant to E.O. 13685.  OFAC is also designating Limited Liability Company Southern Project pursuant to E.O. 13661 for being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, by Bank Rossiya, and Yuri Valentinovich Kovalchuk, persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the E.O. 13661. 

issued press releases about the Crimea-related designations:

Links:

OFAC Notice

State Department Press Releasse

Treasury Department Press Release

 

 

 
 
 
 
Council of the European Union  
 
31/7/2018 | PRESS RELEASE
 

Ukraine: EU adds six entities involved in the construction of the Kerch Bridge connecting the illegally annexed Crimea to Russia to sanctions list

 

The Council added six entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. They are listed because of their involvement in the construction of the Kerch Bridge, connecting Russia to the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula. Through their actions they supported the consolidation of Russia’s control over the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula, which in turn further undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

The measures consist of an asset freeze, meaning that all of the assets in the EU belonging to these entities are frozen and EU persons and entities cannot make any funds available to them.

The decision brings the total number of entities listed by the EU to 44. In addition, the EU imposed a travel ban and an asset freeze on 155 individuals under this sanctions regime.

The legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, are available in the EU Official Journal of 31 July 2018. They were adopted by the Council by written procedure.

Other EU measures in place in response to the Ukraine crisis include:

  • economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 January 2019;
  • restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2019.

Link:

EU Notice