Targeting Russia’s Senior Officials, Defense Industrial Base, Financial Infrastructure Leaders, and Human Rights Abusers

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 15, 2022 The United States continues to hold the Russian government to account for its war against Ukraine.  Today, we are taking actions against major Russian defense entities, key advanced-technology firms that support Russia’s defense industrial base, ...
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FACT SHEET: United States Takes Further Actions to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2022 The United States, alongside over 30 partners around the world, has imposed unprecedented sanctions and export controls to hold President Putin to account for his war against Ukraine, restrict Russia’s access to critical technology it needs to fund its war machine, and turn Russia into a global financial pariah. The Russian ...
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Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuses in Russia and Belarus and Taking Action Against Sanctions Evaders

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 20, 2022 President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine, conducted with the complicity of the Lukashenka regime, continues to cause needless suffering and thousands of civilian casualties.  The world has witnessed the horrors of this war ...
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FACT SHEET: United States, G7 and EU Impose Severe and Immediate Costs on Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2022 Today, the United States, with the G7 and the European Union, will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on the Putin regime for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha. We will document and share information on these atrocities and use all appropriate mechanisms to hold accountable those ...
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FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government

The White House April 15, 2021 The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable. We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear—publicly and privately—that we will defend our national interests and impose ...
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Nord Stream 2 and Potential Sanctionable Activity

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State March 18, 2021 As the President has said, Nord Stream 2 is a bad deal — for Germany, for Ukraine, and for our Central and Eastern European allies and partners.  The Department is tracking efforts to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and is evaluating information regarding entities that appear to be involved. ...
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Seven Years of Illegal Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Seven Years of Illegal Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 4, 2021 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Seven years ago, after protests in Kyiv brought an end to the corrupt Yanukovych regime, Moscow inflicted ...
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Sanctions on Russian Entity and a Vessel Engaging in the Construction of Nord Stream 2

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo January 19, 2021 Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on the Russia-based entity KVT-RUS and identifying the vessel FORTUNA as blocked property.  KVT-RUS is being sanctioned pursuant to Section 232 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ...
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Press Releases: The United States Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela by Targeting Russia-Based Bank

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 11, 2019 Today, the United States sanctioned Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russia and Venezuela. With this action, we are targeting a financial institution involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that prolong Maduro’s usurpation of democracy. As Maduro’s isolation grows, so do his desperate ...
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Press Releases: Sanctions Announcement on Russia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2018 Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Specifically, the State Department added 12 individuals and entities to the List of Specified Persons (LSP) pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s ...
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Treasury Sanctions Individuals and Entities for Sanctions Evasion and Activities Related to the Conflict in Ukraine

September 1, 2016 U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Will Maintain Sanctions Pressure Until Russia Has Fulfilled All of Its Commitments under the Minsk Agreements WASHINGTON – To maintain the effectiveness of existing sanctions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated 37 individuals and ...
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