The European Council sanctioned six individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in the Russian Federation and in the territories of Ukraine that Russia has temporarily occupied, including violations of freedom of opinion and expression. The individuals listed include prosecutors and judges active in courts established by Russia’s occupying force in illegally annexed Crimea. as well as two members of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) that either took part in torturing journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko, or conducted the investigations in his case, and those of members of the Crimean Tatar community, and of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crimea.
The Council of the European Union has agreed on a negotiating position for a draft directive designed to improve the tracking, identification, freezing, confiscation, and management of criminal assets, While legislation in Washington aims to provide additional aid to Ukraine using assets confiscated from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and other Russian sovereign assets.
Friday, the EU Council announced the adoption of the eleventh comprehensive package of sanctions, imposing restrictive measures on an additional 71 individuals and 33 entities identified as …
A paper issued by CSIS, a Washington think tank, details progress to date of the Putin regime in maintaining advanced technology supply lines in the face of Allied sanctions. The report assesses the impact of Western sanctions and allied export regulations on Russia's defense sector, focusing on the production of core weapons and systems.
Four US citizens and three Russian nationals have been charged with conspiracy to use US citizens as illegal agents of the Russian government, including a conspiracy to recruit US citizens from academic and research institutions to participate in a public diplomacy program.
The RAPTAC received a briefing by Damien Spleeters, Conflict Armament Research, on chains of supply of components found in Russian and Iranian weapons used in Ukraine, and his organizations outreach to industry.
Following through on their commitment to “work collectively on further measures on Russian diamonds,” made after last month’s G-7 Summit, US and European Commission officials met …
Elizabeth Rosenberg, the assistant Treasury secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, added to the drumbeat of criticism of sanction dodging regimes, telling a meeting of Women in International Trade that the UAE was a “country of focus” for the US.
Justice announced the arrest of the principals of a Kansas avionics distributor for the export of aviation technology from the United States to Russia and Russian end users.
Ilya Balakaev, 47, of Moscow, was charged In the Eastern District of New York with various offenses related to a years-long scheme to illegally smuggle sensitive devices used in counterintelligence operations from the United States to Russia for the benefit of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the principal intelligence and security agency of the Russian government.
Signaling a redoubled focus on countries providing conduits to evade western sanctions, Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the Department of Justice and Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, issued a Tri-Seal Compliance Note to …
The White House marked the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a raft of spending, tariffs, sanctions and export controls aimed at Russia and her enablers.