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Russia retaliatory sanctions measures & export bans

Russia has hit back at western sanctions for invading Ukraine by imposing export bans on a string of products until the end of 2022. The ban covers exports of telecoms, medical, vehicle, agricultural, and electrical equipment, as well as some forestry products such as timber…

EU sectoral measures targeting Belarus & Russia

EU Council agrees new EU sectoral sanctions targeting Belarus and Russia and clarifies the notion of “transferable securities” so as to clearly include crypto-assets. Furthermore the Council introduced further restrictive…

EU restrictive measures on 160 individuals

The EU Council imposes restrictive measures on an additional 160 individuals in respect of the ongoing unjustified and unprovoked Russian military aggression against Ukraine and of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence…

OFSI General Licence – Belarus

OFSI issued General Licence INT/2022/1322576 under Regulation 32 of The Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“The Belarus Regulations”). Under General Licence INT/2022/1322576 a flight data provider may make payment(s) directly or via a relevant institution…

Further U.S. Responses to the Conflict in Ukraine

OFAC described President Biden’s ban on the import of Russian oil, liquefied natural gas, and coal to the US as “a significant action with widespread bipartisan support that will further deprive President Putin of the economic resources he uses to continue his needless war…

Tracker: Latest EU & UK sanctions imposed on Russia

The EU Council announced a further package of EU economic sanctions measures against Russia. The first is a prohibition on the provision of SWIFT services to Russian banks: Bank Otkritie, Promsvyazbank, Novikom…

US Treasury provides three new Russia-related FAQs

US Treasury provides three new Russia-related Frequently Asked Questions. The transactions related to the new investment in the energy sector in the Russian Federation are not authorized pursuant to GL 8A…

FinCEN warns of potential Russian sanctions evasion attempts

This alert provides select red flags to assist in identifying potential sanctions evasion activity and reminds financial institutions of their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting obligations, including with respect to convertible virtual currency (CVC)…

FATF Public Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

The FATF notes that malicious cyber activity targeting financial institutions and systems undermines financial integrity and stability, and could jeopardize the ability of the private sector and competent authorities to implement and monitor core AML/CFT controls…

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Removes Two Entries from Its Sanctions List. The assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2610 (2021), and adopted under Chapter VII…

DoJ charges TV producer for violating crimea-related sanctions

US DoJ charges TV producer for Russian oligarch with Violating crimea-related sanctions. President Obama blocked all property and interest in property of any U.S. person who were complicit in threatening the stability, sovereignty or territorial integrity of Ukraine…

Security Council Renews Arms Embargo, Travel Ban, Asset Freeze

Security Council Renews Arms Embargo, Travel Ban, Asset Freeze Imposed on Those Threatening Peace in Yemen, by 11 Votes in Favour, None against, 4 abstentions…