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OFAC sanctions Russian military technology network

US Treasury sanctions Russian military technology procurement network in coordination with law enforcement action.  The designations highlight the U.S. government’s continuing efforts to hinder Russia’s ability to wage its war of aggression in Ukraine, including by ….

G7 agreement on a price cap on Russian oil exports

The agreement broadens the agreed ban to the entire G7, enabling the continued sale of Russian oil on global markets at low prices. The G7 will now work to establish a broad global coalition to finalise the design and level of the price cap and to implement it jointly, to maximise its effectiveness….

Consolidated list of sanctioned entities

This collection from OpenSanctions combines all designated entities from various sanctions lists and represents the broadest set of sanctioned people, companies and other assets that are designated globally. Virtually all sanctions lists are based on the UN Security Council List…

OFAC sanctions virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash

US Treasury sanctions Tornado Cash, a virtual currency mixer that launders the proceeds of cybercrimes, including those committed against victims in the US and has repeatedly failed to impose effective controls designed to stop it from laundering funds for malicious cyber actors…

OFAC Sanctions Russian Elites & Companies

US Treasury imposed a new round of sanctions targeting Kremlin-connected elites, a major multinational company, and a sanctions evasion operation, as well as one yacht. These elites and businesses operate in economic sectors that generate substantial revenue for the Russian…

Treasury sanctions arms trafficker tied to drug cartel

US Treasury sanctions arms trafficker tied to major drug cartel as a result of close work with the Mexican authorities, a violent drug trafficking organization based in Mexico responsible for a significant proportion of fentanyl and other deadly drugs trafficked into the US…

EU Council on violation of sanctions as an EU crime

The Council of the EU requested the European Parliament’s consent on a decision to add the violation of restrictive measures to the list of ‘EU crimes’ included in the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. The EU has adopted a number of restrictive measures in the context of Russia’s..

OFAC on Global Terrorism Sanctions regulations

OFAC announced a final rule amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations which “authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit the opening, and prohibit or impose strict conditions on the maintaining, in the US of a correspondent account…

UK sanctions Russia’s second richest man

UK introduces new measures to ensure that oligarchs cannot use UK trusts services. Potanin continues to amass wealth as he supports Putin’s regime, acquiring Rosbank, and shares in Tinkoff Bank in the period since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

UK sanctions Russia’s second richest man

UK introduces new measures to ensure that oligarchs cannot use UK trusts services, which allow a person or business to manage the assets of another, are another major element of the UK’s world-class financial services sector that Russia will no longer be able to use.

UK Govt publishes ‘The Economic Crime Act 2022’

Civil monetary penalties can be applied to persons for breaches of financial sanctions with no requirement for the Treasury to prove that the person had knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect their activity breached sanctions…

EC publishes Q&A on latest sanctions

Sanctions are targeted at the Russian economy, the Kremlin, its power base and those involved in Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. They aim to impair the Russian government’s ability to finance its war against Ukraine and are calibrated to target those responsible…