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Treasury designates Roman Semenov, co-founder of sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash

Concurrent Treasury sanctions and DOJ indictments hold to account founders of mixing service that laundered stolen virtual assets for North Korea…

US Treasury expands Burma-related sanctions and designates additional jet fuel suppliers in Burma

OFAC designated two individuals and one entity that are involved in the procurement and distribution of jet fuel to Burma’s military regime, and two entities for being owned or controlled by such persons…


UK fines UK company £1 million for Russia sanctions violations

The UK Govt announced that a £1 million compound settlement was recently reached with an unnamed UK company for alleged violations of The Russian (Sanction) (EU Exit) Reg 2019. The company was reportedly fined by HMRC for engaging in the unlicensed trade of goods…

UK High Court rejects attempt by British citizen to overturn Russia-related sanctions against him

The UK High Court of Justice rejected British citizen Eugene Shvidler’s attempt to overturn sanctions imposed against him for his association with Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.  Abramovich, the former owner of Chelsea Football Club and former partial-owner…

US Treasury sanctions two Syria-Based militias responsible for serious human rights abuses in Northern Syria

The Suleiman Shah Brigade and the Hamza Division are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13894 for being responsible for or complicit in, or for having directly or indirectly engaged in, the commission of serious human rights abuses against the Syrian people…

US Treasury sanctions entities Tted to arms deals between North Korea and Russia

As Russia has continued to expend munitions and lose heavy equipment on the battlefield, it has been increasingly forced to turn to its few allies, including the DPRK, to sustain its unprovoked war in Ukraine…

Ukraine creates a database of art linked to sanctions-hit Russians

Corruption agency hopes portal will make it easier for virtuous art market participants to carry out sanctions checks and make it difficult for Russian oligarchs to sell such assets. Western economic sanctions imposed on hundreds of Russian individuals are designed to restrict the ability of those who are profiting…

EU agrees to extend the scope of sanctions on Belarus to fight circumvention

The new measures create a closer alignment of EU sanctions targeting Russia and Belarus and will help to ensure that Russian sanctions cannot be circumvented through Belarus.

White House issues notice on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Lebanon

Reflects ongoing activities, such as Iran’s continuing arms transfers to Hizballah — which include increasingly sophisticated weapons systems — serve to undermine Lebanese sovereignty, contribute to political and economic instability in the region, and overall threat to US national security.

US Treasury announces sanctions that target Russia’s access to products that support its military and war efforts;

The designations take measures to inhibit Russia’s access to products that support its military and war efforts; reduce Russia’s revenue from the metals and mining sector; undermine its future energy capabilities; degrade Russia’s access to the international financial system; and starve Russia of G7-produced technology needed for its technology, aerospace, and defense sectors.

US Treasury targets corrupt businessman in North Macedonia

One individual, Jordan “Orce” Kamcev, in North Macedonia is designated on basis of their engagement in corruption, including abuse of office, money laundering, and other offenses for more than a decade starting in the early 2000s.

US Treasury sanctions drug traffickers operating across Europe and North America

Sanctions apply to three Belgian nationals and one Mexican national for international drug trafficking, including cocaine and fentanyl.