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April 29, 2014 - Adding of names - Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity)

COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2014/238/CFSP of 28 April 2014 implementing Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

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EU (UK) recent actions


March 21, 2014 - Council Implementing Decision 2014/151/CFSP of 21 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

Council Regulation (EU) No. 269/2014, the Regulation imposing financial sanctions in respect of Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity), has been amended so that an asset freeze now applies to the persons listed in the annex to this Notice.


March 17, 2014 - Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

The EU published a list of sanctions against 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials after a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels. The list includes the acting prime minister of Crimea, the speaker of Crimea's parliament, three senior Russian commanders and several senior Russian parliamentary officials.


March 06, 2014 - Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

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February 20, 2014 - In light of the deteriorating situation, the EU has decided as a matter of urgency to introduce targeted sanctions including asset freeze and visa ban against those responsible for human rights violations, violence and use of excessive force.

Member States agreed to suspend export licences on equipment which might be used for internal repression and reassess export licences for equipment covered by Common Position 2008/944/CFSP. The Council tasked the relevant Working Parties to make the necessary preparations immediately. The scale of implementation will be taken forward in the light of developments in Ukraine.

EU Recent Actions - Press Release

UK

March 21, 2014 - Council Implementing Decision 2014/151/CFSP of 21 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

Council Regulation (EU) No. 269/2014, the Regulation imposing financial sanctions in respect of Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity), has been amended so that an asset freeze now applies to the persons listed in the annex to this Notice.

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CONSOLIDATED LIST OF FINANCIAL SANCTIONS TARGETS IN THE UK


March 18, 2014 - UK implemented Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

The EU published a list of sanctions against 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials after a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels. The list includes the acting prime minister of Crimea, the speaker of Crimea's parliament, three senior Russian commanders and several senior Russian parliamentary officials.

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Norway

March 22, 2014 - Measures against individuals whose actions threaten Ukraine’s territorial integrity

The Government has today adopted restrictive measures against individuals responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Today’s decision formalises the Government’s decision of Tuesday 18 March under which Norway aligned itself with the restrictive measures adopted by the EU on 17 March. The measures form part of a unified international response to Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine. The measures include travel restrictions and asset-freeze measures applying to named individuals.

“This decision brings Norwegian legislation in line with the broader European response to Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which is in violation of international law,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

In imposing restrictive measures on individuals whose actions have undermined the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Norway stands together with the EU and much of the international community.

The measures adopted by Norway reflect the broad international condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. In addition to the EU, the US, Canada, Australia and Iceland have introduced similar restrictive measures. A number of other countries have decided to suspend bilateral trade negotiations with Russia.

“The international community has sent a clear signal to Russia today that the country’s actions in Ukraine are unacceptable and will have consequences. The measures are a direct result of Russia’s use of military force on Ukrainian territory and its attempts to change the status of Crimea, in breach of international law. This is a serious threat to European security and stability and violates fundamental principles of international law. Russia has a particular responsibility to ensure that the situation does not escalate further,” Mr Brende said.

The EU adopted restrictive measures on 17 March. The following day the Norwegian Government decided to introduce similar measures. Today’s decision by the Government implements EU’s restrictive measures in Norwegian law.

Any breach of the regulations may incur a fine or a prison sentence. The measures enter into force when the regulations are officially published.

The regulations can be found on Lovdata.no (Norwegian only).

Norway Sanctions

Swiss

May 02, 2014 - Ukraine: Anpassung der Personenliste

Bern, 02.05.2014 - Das Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF hat am 1. Mai 2014 die Personenliste der Verordnung über Massnahmen zur Vermeidung der Umgehung internationaler Sanktionen im Zusammenhang mit der Situation in der Ukraine um 15 natürliche Personen erweitert. Die Massnahmen treten am 2. Mai 2014 um 18:00 Uhr in Kraft.

Die Europäische Union (EU) hatte am 28. April 2014 aufgrund der Entwicklungen in der Ukraine beschlossen, weitere 15 natürliche Personen in die Liste der sanktionierten Personen aufzunehmen. Das WBF hat diesen Beschluss zur Kenntnis genommen und die Personenliste im Anhang der Verordnung vom 2. April 2014 über Massnahmen zur Vermeidung der Umgehung internationaler Sanktionen im Zusammenhang mit der Situation in der Ukraine um dieselben Personen erweitert. Im Anhang dieser Verordnung figurieren damit nunmehr 48 natürliche Personen.

In der Schweiz niedergelassene Finanzintermediäre dürfen keine neuen Geschäftsbeziehungen mit den im Anhang der Verordnung genannten natürlichen Personen eingehen. Damit soll verhindert werden, dass diese Personen Vermögenswerte in die Schweiz transferieren. Allenfalls bereits bestehende Geschäftsbeziehungen der genannten Personen fallen nicht unter dieses Verbot. Solche Geschäftsbeziehungen unterstehen jedoch einer Meldepflicht an das Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO. Mit dieser Meldepflicht will sich der Bundesrat einen Überblick über die von den betroffenen Personen in der Schweiz gehaltenen Geschäftsbeziehungen bzw. Vermögenswerte verschaffen, um gegebenenfalls weitergehende Massnahmen beschliessen zu können.

Die Reisebeschränkungen, welche die EU gegenüber den nunmehr 48 natürlichen Personen erlassen hat, wirken sich via das Schengen-Assoziierungsabkommen auch auf die Schweiz aus. Es sind somit keine speziellen Massnahmen zur Verhinderung der Umgehung dieser Sanktionen notwendig.

Der Bundesrat hatte anlässlich seiner Aussprache vom 26. März 2014 zur Situation in der Ukraine von den Sanktionsmassnahmen Kenntnis genommen, die ein Teil der internationalen Gemeinschaft verhängt hatte. Er beschloss, dass die Schweiz die notwendigen Massnahmen ergreifen werde, damit ihr Staatsgebiet nicht zur Umgehung der Sanktionen der internationalen Gemeinschaft missbraucht werden könne.

Swiss recent actions (English)


April 02, 2014 - Ukraine: Gegen Umgehung internationaler Sanktionen

Der Bundesrat hat am 2. April 2014 mittels einer Verordnung Massnahmen zur Vermeidung der Umgehung internationaler Sanktionen im Zusammenhang mit der Situation in der Ukraine erlassen. Die Massnahmen treten am 2. April 2014 um 18:00 Uhr in Kraft.

Der Bundesrat hatte anlässlich seiner Aussprache vom 26. März 2014 zur Situation in der Ukraine von den Sanktionsmassnahmen Kenntnis genommen, die ein Teil der internationalen Gemeinschaft verhängt hatte. Er beschloss, dass die Schweiz die notwendigen Massnahmen ergreifen werde, damit ihr Staatsgebiet nicht zur Umgehung der Sanktionen der internationalen Gemeinschaft missbraucht werden könne.

Der Bundesrat hat am 2. April 2014 beschlossen, die Sanktionen der Europäischen Union (EU) nicht zu übernehmen, aber Massnahmen zur Verhinderung der Umgehung dieser Sanktionen gemäss der Aussprache vom 26. März 2014 zu treffen.

Ab sofort dürfen in der Schweiz niedergelassene Finanzintermediäre keine neuen Geschäftsbeziehungen mit den 33 im Anhang der Verordnung genannten natürlichen Personen eingehen. Es handelt sich dabei um diejenigen Personen, die in der EU mit Finanzsanktionen belegt worden sind. Mit dieser Massnahme will der Bundesrat verhindern, dass der Eindruck geweckt wird, der Schweizer Finanzplatz profitiere von den restriktiven Massnahmen der EU. Die betroffenen Personen können somit Vermögenswerte, welche sie ausserhalb der EU halten, nicht in die Schweiz transferieren. Ein Transfer von Vermögenswerten aus der EU kann ausgeschlossen werden, weil die Vermögenswerte aufgrund der EU-Sanktionen bereits blockiert sind.

Allenfalls bereits bestehende Geschäftsbeziehungen der genannten Personen fallen nicht unter dieses Verbot. Solche Geschäftsbeziehungen müssen jedoch unverzüglich unter Angabe der begünstigten Person sowie ihres Gegenstands und Werts dem SECO gemeldet werden. Mit dieser Massnahme will sich der Bundesrat einen Überblick über die von den betroffenen Personen in der Schweiz gehaltenen Geschäftsbeziehungen bzw. Vermögenswerte verschaffen, um gegebenenfalls weitergehende Massnahmen beschliessen zu können. Das SECO wird die Entwicklung dieser Geschäftsbeziehungen verfolgen.

Die Reisebeschränkungen, welche die EU gegenüber denselben 33 natürlichen Personen erlassen hat, wirken sich via das Schengen-Assoziierungsabkommen auch auf die Schweiz aus. Es sind somit keine speziellen Massnahmen zur Verhinderung der Umgehung dieser Sanktionen notwendig.

Der Bundesrat behält sich vor, je nach Entwicklung der Situation weitere Massnahmen zu beschliessen.

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Canada

April 09, 2014 - Canada announces sanctions for Ukraine and Russia under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA)

On March 17, 2014, the Governor in Council enacted the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (the SEMA Ukraine Regulations) and the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (the SEMA Russia Regulations) under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA). Both these Regulations were amended on March 19, 2014.

On March 21, 2014, the Governor in Council enacted an amendment to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations which amended the list of names subject to the sanctions contained in the Regulations. The list includes a financial institution, Bank Rossiya.

These sanctions are in addition to the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Ukraine) Regulations, which took effect on March 5, 2014, and which freezes the assets of 18 designated persons.

Freezing and Disclosure Obligations

Both the SEMA Ukraine Regulations and the SEMA Russia Regulations impose an asset freeze on designated persons. They prohibit persons in Canada and Canadians abroad from:

Dealing in any property held by or on behalf of a designated person, or facilitating or providing financial or other related services in respect of such a dealing; Making any goods available to a designated person; and Providing any financial or related services to or for the benefit of a designated person. The SEMA Regulations are available at:

In addition, all individuals and entities in Canada, as well as every Canadian outside Canada must disclose to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) the existence of property in their possession or control that they have reason to believe is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by designated persons, or if they have information about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of property covered by the Regulations.

US

OFAC

May 08, 2014 - Publication of Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations

Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued the new Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 589, to implement Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014 ("Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine"), Executive Order 13661 of March 17, 2014 ("Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine"), and Executive Order 13662 of March 20, 2014 ("Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine"). These regulations were published as a final rule at 79 FR 26365, May 8, 2014. In keeping with its usual practice, OFAC published the regulations in abbreviated form at this time but intends to supplement this part 589 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy.

OFAC Recent Actions


April 11, 2014 - Ukraine-related Designations

Note: OFAC has amended this notice to correct information in the address of one of these listings.

The original record:

Has been updated to read:

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

The following entity has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC recent sanctions


March 17, 2014 - Issuance of a new Ukraine-related Executive Order; Ukraine-related Designations

The President signed an Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation In Ukraine. This new authority expands upon E.O. 13660 by providing the ability to target officials of the Government of the Russian Federation, any individuals or entities that operate in the arms or related materiel sector in the Russian Federation, and any individual or entity that is owned or controlled by, or provides material or other support to any senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation or any person designated pursuant to this order.

Specially Designated Nationals List Update - The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

Please note that SDNs with the tag of "[UKRAINE]" are associated with Executive Order 13660. SDNs with the tag of "[UKRAINE2]" appear as an annex to the newly signed executive order mentioned above.


AKSYONOV, Sergey Valeryevich (a.k.a. AKSENOV, Sergei; a.k.a. AKSYONOV, Sergei; a.k.a. AKSYONOV, Sergey; a.k.a. AKSYONOV, Sergiy; a.k.a. AKSYONOV, Serhiy Valeryevich); DOB 26 Nov 1972; POB Balti, Moldova (individual) [UKRAINE].

GLAZYEV, Sergey (a.k.a. GLAZYEV, Sergei); DOB 01 Jan 1961; POB Zaporozhye, Ukraine; Presidential Advisor (individual) [UKRAINE2].

KLISHAS, Andrei (a.k.a. KLISHAS, Andrey); DOB 09 Nov 1972; POB Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk, Russia; Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Law, Judicial and Legal Affairs and the Development of Civil Society (individual) [UKRAINE2].

KONSTANTINOV, Vladimir Andreyevich, Crimea, Ukraine; DOB 19 Nov 1956 (individual) [UKRAINE].

MATVIYENKO, Valentina Ivanovna; DOB 07 Apr 1949; POB Shepetovka, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine; Federation Council Speaker; Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (individual) [UKRAINE2].

MEDVEDCHUK, Viktor; DOB 07 Aug 1954; POB Pochyot, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE].

MIZULINA, Yelena (a.k.a. MIZULINA, Elena; a.k.a. MIZULINA, Elena Borisovna; a.k.a. MIZULINA, Yelena Borisovna); DOB 09 Dec 1954; POB Bui, Kostroma, Russia; State Duma Deputy; Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children (individual) [UKRAINE2].

ROGOZIN, Dmitry Olegovich (a.k.a. ROGOZIN, Dmitriy; a.k.a. ROGOZIN, Dmitry); DOB 21 Dec 1963; POB Moscow, Russia; Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

SLUTSKY, Leonid (a.k.a. SLUTSKIY, Leonid; a.k.a. SLUTSKY, Leonid E.; a.k.a. SLUTSKY, Leonid Eduardovich); DOB 04 Jan 1968; State Duma Deputy; Chairman of the Committee on Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs; Chairman of the Russian World Fund Administration (individual) [UKRAINE2].

SURKOV, Vladislav Yurievich; DOB 21 Sep 1964; POB Solntsevo, Lipetsk, Russia; Presidential Aide (individual) [UKRAINE2].

YANUKOVYCH, Viktor Fedorovych; DOB 09 Jul 1950; POB Yenakiyeve, Donetsk Region, Ukraine; alt. POB Makiivka, Donbas, Ukraine; Former President of Ukraine (individual) [UKRAINE].

OFAC Recent Actions


March 06, 2014 - Issuance of Ukraine-related Executive Order

The President today signed a new Executive Order in direct response to threats to the peace, security, or stability of Ukraine, as well as efforts to assert governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine. This Executive Order allows the United States to sanction any individual or entity that is responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine or that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine. It further allows the United States to sanction persons who are involved in the misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or have asserted governmental authority over any part or region of Ukraine without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine.

OFAC Recent Action

BIS - EAR

October 03, 2012 - US indicts 164 Companies and Individuals Involved in Russian Military Procurement Network and adds them to BIS Entity List

As a result of an investigation involving an alleged Russian military procurement network, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it had unsealed an indictment against two companies and 11 individuals located in the U.S. and Russia and executed a number of search warrants at various residences, businesses and banks in the U.S.

This (BIS) rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding one hundred and sixty-four persons under one hundred and sixty-five entries to the Entity List. The persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under twelve destinations. These additions to the Entity List consist of one person under Belize; thirteen persons under Canada; two persons under Cyprus; one person under Estonia; eleven persons under Finland; five persons under Germany; one person under Greece; two persons under Hong Kong; one person under Kazakhstan; one hundred and nineteen persons under Russia; two persons under Sweden; and seven persons under the United Kingdom, including six persons located in the British Virgin Islands.

BIS-EAR Addition Final Rule


December 16, 2011 - This jurisdiction contains Individuals or Entities which are listed by US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) - EAR. The listed entities may have the status of "Presumption of denial" and are effectively barred from dealing in US-origin items or entities may have the self-explaining status of "case-by-case".

The detailed Entity List can be found at BIS-EAR Entity List


December 12, 2011 - Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security - In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by moving the substantive provisions of the comprehensive sanctions on Syria from General Order No. 2 in Supplement No. 1 to part 736 to a revised § 746.9. This rule also includes conforming changes to the EAR. This rule will facilitate compliance with the comprehensive sanctions on Syria. - This rule is effective December 12, 2011.

Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Rules and Regulations


August 18, 2009 - BIS requires a license for the export or reexport to Syria of all items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), except food and medicines not on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Pursuant to the waiver authority exercised by the President in Executive Order 13338, BIS may consider several categories of items on a case-by-case basis including medicines on the CCL and medical devices; parts and components intended to ensure the safety of civil aviation and the safe operation of commercial passenger aircraft; and telecommunications equipment and associated computers, technology, and software. License applications for other exports and reexports to Syria are subject to a general policy of denial.

FATF Warning List

June 24, 2011 - The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global standard setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In order to protect the international financial system from ML/FT risks and to encourage greater compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies and works with them to address those deficiencies that pose a risk to the international financial system.

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified that this jurisdictions (Ukraine) has AML/CFT deficiencies for which it has developed an action plan with the FATF.

NOTE-1: Strategic deficiencies require Enhanced Due Diligence

NOTE-2: FATF members and other jurisdictions should apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from the jurisdictions Iran and North Korea.


The FATF and the FSRBs will continue to work with this jurisdiction and to report on the progress made in addressing the identified deficiencies. The FATF calls on the jurisdiction to complete the implementation of action plans expeditiously and within the proposed time frames. All member states should treat this jurisdiction (Ukraine) with vigilance FATF Public Statement - June 24, 2011


US FinCen - AML/CFT Deficiencies Warning List

July 13, 2011 - FinCen adopted the Financial Action Task Force Public Statement on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Risks and FinCen provided guidance on the subject. More detailed information FIN-2011-A011 and FIN-2011-A012

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