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OFAC Enforcement Action:

The settlement: $134,523 The base penalty: $134,523…. but the statutory maximum was $1,038,206,212 What were the actual violations? From on or about November 15, 2011, to on or about October 18, 2018, persons located in Crimea, Iran, and Syria placed orders or otherwise conducted business on Amazon’s websites for consumer […]

EU extends Crimea/Sevastopol sanctions for another year

Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU renews sanctions by one year The Council today decided to renew the sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation until 23 June 2021. The restrictive measures currently in place include prohibitions targeting the imports of products originating in Crimea […]

EU, OFSI remove 2 from Ukraine sovereignty and territorial integrity sanctions – and amend a ton of them

Earlier today, UK regulators, as per Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/398, removed the following 2 persons: 1. BUSHMIN, Evgeni Viktorovich DOB: 04/10/1958. POB: Lopatino, Sergachiisky region, RSFSR Position: Deputy Speaker, Federation Council Listed on: 18/03/2014 Last Updated: 18/03/2014 18/03/2020 Group ID: 12916. 2. MEDVEDEV, Valery Kirillovich DOB: 21/08/1946. POB: Shmakovka, […]

Whoops – left out the names OSFI just sanctioned…

From the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations mentioned in yesterday’s press release, the following persons have been added: Yekaterina (Ekaterina) Borisovna ALTABAEVA Vladimir Vladimirovich NEMTSEV Mikhail Vladimirovich RAZVOZHAEV Sergei (Sergey) Andreyevich DANILENKO Yekaterina (Ekaterina) Eduardovna PYRKOVA Lidia (Lydia) Aleksandrovna BASOVA Link: Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures […]

January 29, 2020: Canada adds to Crimea sanctions

Canada imposes new sanctions on individuals involved in illegitimate elections in Crimea January 29, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that Canada is imposing sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act on six individuals involved in the illegitimate elections held […]

March 18, 2019: EU, OFSI amend 16, remove 1 from Ukraine Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity sanctions

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 […]

State Department statement on coordinated Russia sanctions

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 […]