U.S. expands sanctions against Russia in response to annexation of Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

U.S. Treasury’s actions aim to curb Russian illegal officials' ability to do business internationally
11:13, 30 January 2020

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight individuals and one entity in response to Russia’s continued aggression toward Ukraine and attempted occupation of Crimea. It was reported by Department's press service.

“Treasury’s action, taken in close coordination with our international allies and partners, reiterates our unwavering support for restoring free and fair democratic political processes in Crimea,” Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said.

He also noted that the coordinated U.S., EU, and Canadian designations limit the ability of these illegitimate officials to do business internationally and highlights the strength of the transatlantic alliance in standing up to Russia’s continued aggression.

Related: Russian ex-PM Medvedev calls sanctions painful for country's economy

These are seven Crimean officials of the so-called Republic of Crimea who are targeted by Department's action:

Yuri Gotsanyuk is the so-called Prime Minister of the so-called Republic of Crimea.

Mikhail Razvozhaev is the so-called Acting Governor of Sevastopol.

Vladimir Nemtsev is the so-called Chairman of the Legislative Assembly.

Sergei Danilenko is the so-called Chairman of the Sevastopol Election Commission.

Lidia Basova is the so-called Deputy Chairman of the Sevastopol Election Commission.

Ekaterina Pyrkova is the so-called Secretary of the Sevastopol Election Commission.

Ekaterina Altabaeva is the so-called member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation representing Sevastopol.

As we reported earlier, Canada is imposing sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act on six individuals involved in the illegitimate elections held in Russian-occupied Crimea on September 8, 2019.

Related: EU to extend sanctions against Russia amid holding elections in occupied Crimea, - Jozwiak



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