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Imposing Further Sanctions in Response to Russia’s Illegal War Against Ukraine

BM. GE
14.09.23 20:43
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Today the Department of State is designating individuals and entities to impose further costs in response to Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine.  All targets are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14024, which authorizes sanctions with respect to specified harmful foreign activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.

CONSTRAINING RUSSIA’S FUTURE ENERGY REVENUE

The Department of State is designating 37 entities involved in expanding Russia’s energy production and future export capacity and identifying two related vessels as blocked property.  These designations include entities and individuals involved in the development of key energy projects and associated infrastructure, including Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 liquified natural gas project, as well as entities involved in the procurement of materials and advanced technology for future energy projects for which Russia has historically relied on foreign service companies’ expertise and technology.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the architecture sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • JSC ENERGIES is a Russian architecture company providing architecture services to support the development of the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the engineering sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • NOVA ENERGIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY is a Russian engineering company providing engineering services to support the development of the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the construction sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ARCTIC ENERGIES is a Russian construction company providing construction services to support the development of the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the engineering sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP LLC (GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS) is a newly established engineering company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS provides engineering services and technology, which were previously provided by European service companies, to Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the marine sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • ARCTIC TRANSSHIPMENT LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY (ARCTIC TRANSSHIPMENT) is a Russian ship construction company that will operate two LNG floating storage units to create strategic Northern Sea Route transshipment points for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(C), the following individual is being designated for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of ARCTIC TRANSSHIPMENT:

  • YURI PAVLOVICH SAFYANOV (SAFYANOV) is the Director General of ARCTIC TRANSSHIPMENT.

The following vessels are being identified as blocked property in which ARCTIC TRANSSHIPMENT, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024, has an interest:

  • KORYAK FSU
  • SAAM FSU

The Department is designating the following entity pursuant to section 1(a)(i) for operating or having operated in the management consulting sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CARBON (CARBON) is the parent company of a network of entities involved in the development of an Arctic coking coal deposit.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vii), the following two entities are being designated for being owned or controlled by, or for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, CARBON, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.  They are both Russia-based subsidiaries of CARBON:

  • UNITED ARCTIC COMPANY LLC (UNITED ARCTIC COMPANY) 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY RAZREZ POLYARNIY (RAZREZ POLYARNIY)

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vii), the following entities are being designated for being owned or controlled by, or for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, UNITED ARCTIC COMPANY, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.  They are all Russia-based subsidiaries of UNITED ARCTIC COMPANY:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY RAZREZ LEMBEROVSKIY 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY POLYARNAYA GORNO RUDNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ENERGOPROM 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PYASINSKAYA GORNAYA KOMPANIYA
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DALNEVOSTOCHNAYA GORNO RUDNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PROMBIZNES
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY KRASNOYARSKAYA ENERGETICHESKAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PUTORANSKAYA GORNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OZERNAYA ENERGETICHESKAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SIBIRSKAYA UGOLNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TAYMYRSKAYA GORNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AMURSKAYA GORNO RUDNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SEVERNAYA ENERGETICHESKAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY YANSKAYA GORNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PROMRESHENIE 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY POLYARNAYA ENERGETICHESKAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LLC VU DIKSON 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY POLYARNAYA ENERGETICHESKAYA KOMPANIYA 

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vii), the following two entities are being designated for being owned or controlled by, or for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, VU DIKSON, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.  They are both Russia-based subsidiaries of VU DIKSON:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ARKTIK LOGISTIK 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TAYMYRSKIE RESURSY

The Department is designating the following entity pursuant to section 1(a)(i) for operating or having operated in the management consulting sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • LLC RUSSIAN ENERGY GROUP (RUSSIAN ENERGY GROUP) manages a network of entities providing coking coal primarily for PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY SEVERSTAL, a U.S.-designated company.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vii), the following two entities are being designated for being owned or controlled by, or for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, RUSSIAN ENERGY GROUP, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.  They are both Russia-based subsidiaries of RUSSIAN ENERGY GROUP:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY VORKUTA MANAGEMENT COMPANY 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ARCTICGEO 

The Department is designating the following entity pursuant to section 1(a)(i) for operating or having operated in the metals and mining sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • JSC VORKUTAUGOL (VORKUTAUGOL) is the parent company of a network of entities providing coking coal primarily for PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY SEVERSTAL, a U.S.-designated company.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vii), the following five entities are being designated for being owned or controlled by, or for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, VORKUTAUGOL, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.  They are all Russia-based subsidiaries of VORKUTAUGOL:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SEVERNAYA ALMAZNAYA KOMPANIYA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY UPTS VORKUTA 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MV 
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ENTRAR
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ZHEMCHUZHINA ARKTIKI 

TARGETING RUSSIA’S METALS AND MINING SECTOR

The Department is designating the following entities pursuant to section 1(a)(i) for operating or having operated in the metals and mining sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • JOINT STOCK COMPANY RUSSIAN COPPER COMPANY (RCC) is the third largest copper producer in Russia. RCC has also been previously designated by the UK.
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY REDMETKONTSENTRAT is a Moscow-based company that focuses on the wholesale trade of metals and specializes in the processing of concentrates of titanium-zirconium sands.
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NERUDNAYA KOMPANIYA is a Belgorod, Russia-based company that focuses on the wholesale trade of metals.
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TREIDKOM is a Belgorod, Russia-based company that focuses on the wholesale trade of metals.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following individual is being designated for operating or having operated in the metals and mining sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • IGOR ALEKSEEVICH ALTUSHKIN is the founder and a member of the board of the directors of RCC.  Altushkin has also been previously designated by the UK.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the financial services sector the Russian Federation economy:

  • INTERNATIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY RUSSIAN COPPER COMPANY LIMITED is a holding company of RCC.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the management consulting sector the Russian Federation economy:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY RCC TRADING is a metals trading subsidiary of RCC.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the metals and mining sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • LLC ARMZ MINING MACHINES manufactures high-tech underground mining equipment used within the metals and mining sector of the Russian Federation.

ADDRESSING RUSSIA’S MALIGN INFLUENCE IN GEORGIA

The Department is also designating a Georgian-Russian oligarch and a Russian Intelligence Services officer to further address the Russian Federation’s malign influence abroad.

  • OTAR ANZOROVICH PARTSKHALADZE (PARTSKHALADZE) is being designated pursuant to section 1(a)(i) for operating or having operated in the management consulting sector of the Russian Federation economy.  PARTSKHALADZE is a Georgian-Russian oligarch.
  • ALEKSANDR VLADIMIROVICH ONISHCHENKO (ONISHCHENKO) is being designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(A) for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of the Government of the Russian Federation.  ONISHCHENKO is an officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

FSB Officer ONISHCHENKO likely assisted his associate PARTSKHALADZE in obtaining a Russian passport and possibly Russian citizenship.  PARTSKHALADZE has fully taken on a Russian identity and routinely travels to Russia.  ONISHCHENKO and the FSB have leveraged PARTSKHALADZE to influence Georgian society and politics for the benefit of Russia.  PARTSKHALADZE has reportedly personally profited from his FSB connection.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following two entities are being designated for operating or having operated in the management consulting sector of the Russian Federation economy.  They are both Russia-based management consulting companies owned 50 percent by PARTSKHALADZE:

  • LLC MOSCOW BUSINESS BROKERAGE  
  • LLC INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CORPORATION 

TURKIYE-BASED COMPANIES PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT AND SUPPORTING RUSSIAN SANCTIONS EVASION 

The Department is designating two Turkiye-based entities pursuant to section 1(a)(vi)(B) for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.  Services included the provision of dry dock, ship repair, and ship agency services to vessels that have been blocked as property of entities operating or having operated in the defense and related material sector of the Russian Federation economy.  As part of this action, the Department is also designating one Turkish national pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(C).

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vi)(B), the following entity is being designated for being an entity that has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, JOINT STOCK COMPANY NORTHERN SHIPPING COMPANY (JSC NORTHERN SHIPPING COMPANY), an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024:

  • DENKAR SHIP CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED COMPANY is a Turkiye-based ship repair company that has materially assisted JSC NORTHERN SHIPPING COMPANY by providing ship repair services to three of its blocked vessels: INZHENER TRUBIN, INZHENER VESHNYAKOV, and KAPTAN KOKOVIN.  JSC NORTHERN SHIPPING COMPANY is a Russian Ministry of Defense-affiliated company that was previously designated pursuant to E.O. 14024 for operating or having operated in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vi)(B), the following entity is being designated for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, NORD PROJECT LLC TRANSPORT COMPANY, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024:

  • ID SHIP AGENCY TRADE LIMITED COMPANY (ID SHIPPING) is a Turkiye-based shipyard agency that has materially assisted NORD PROJECT LLC TRANSPORT COMPANY by arranging ship repair services for one of its blocked vessels, ENISEY.  NORD PROJECT LLC TRANSPORT COMPANY was previously designated pursuant to E.O. 14024 for operating or having operated in the defense and related material sector of the Russian Federation economy.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(C), the following individual is being designated for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of ID SHIPPING:

  • ILKER DOGRUYOL, a Turkish national, is the founder, director, and owner of ID SHIPPING.

Additionally, the Department is designating four entities, including one Turkiye-based company, involved in the procurement of Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)-identified high priority electronic components of U.S.- and European-origin for end-users based in Russia.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the transportation sector the Russian Federation economy:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LOGISTIC INTERNATIONAL SERVIS (LIS LLC) is a Russian customs and logistics company that procures Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)-identified high priority electronic components of U.S.- and European-origin from CTL LIMITED, an intermediary company based in Turkiye.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(vi)(B), the following entity is being designated for being an entity that has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, LIS LLC, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024:

  • CTL DIS TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI (CTL LIMITED) is a Turkiye-based intermediary that ships BIS-identified high priority electronic components of U.S.- and European-origin to affiliate companies located in Russia.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following two entities are being designated for operating or having operated in the transportation sector the Russian Federation economy:

  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SKAY17 is a Russian customs and logistics company involved in the CTL LIMITED procurement network.
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LIS GRUPP is a Russian customs and logistics company involved in the CTL LIMITED procurement network.

EXPOSING RUSSIA-DPRK ARMS TRANSFER VIA WAGNER GROUP

The Department is designating Pavel Pavlovich Shevelin, an individual affiliated with the paramilitary Wagner Group who has been involved in facilitating the shipment of munitions from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the Russian Federation.  This designation follows the Department’s July 20, 2023 designation of two other individuals, Valeriy Yevgenyevich Chekalov and Yong Hyok Rim, involved in transferring munitions from the DPRK to the Russian Federation for use by the Wagner Group

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), PAVEL PAVLOVICH SHEVELIN is being designated for operating or having operated in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy.

DEGRADING RUSSIA’S WEAPONS REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE FACILITIES

The Department is designating numerous defense entities that provide repair and maintenance services to the Russian defense sector to support its unprovoked and illegal war against Ukraine.  These designations reaffirm our efforts to degrade Russia’s ability to replenish its sustained battlefield losses of aircraft, tanks, armored vehicles, munitions, and other weapons systems.

Pursuant to section 1(a)(i), the following eleven entities are being designated for operating or having operated in the defense and related materiel sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • JOINT STOCK COMPANY RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION NOVATOR develops and produces cruise missiles, including the Kalibr cruise missile used by Russian forces against cities and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.
  • JOINT STOCK COMPANY 419 AIRCRAFT REPAIR PLANT provides repair and maintenance services for Mi-8/17 military-transport helicopters, Mi-24 combat helicopters, and other naval helicopters. 
  • JOINT STOCK COMPANY DUBNENSKY MACHINE BUILDING PLANT NAMED AFTER NP FEDOROV develops and maintains Orion reconnaissance and strike drones, as well as maritime drones for the Russian armed forces.
  • LLC CHELYABINSK TRACTOR PLANT URALTRAK manufactures engines and weapons for heavy armored vehicles.
  • OPEN JOINT STOCK COMPANY MUROMTEPLOVOZ produces and repairs armored vehicles.
  • 61ST ARMORED VEHICLE REPAIR PLANT JOINT STOCK COMPANY repairs tanks and armored vehicles.
  • 71st AUTOMOTIVE AND ARMORED VEHICLE REPAIR PLANT FEDERAL STATE OWNED INSTITUTION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION MINISTRY OF DEFENSE repairs tanks and armored vehicles.
  • 72nd AUTOMOTIVE AND ARMORED VEHICLE REPAIR PLANT FEDERAL STATE OWNED INSTITUTION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION MINISTRY OF DEFENSE repairs tanks and armored vehicles.
  • JOINT STOCK COMPANY 144 ARMORED REPAIR PLANT repairs tanks and armored vehicles.
  • JSC 560 ARMORED REPAIR PLANT repairs tanks and armored vehicles.
  • JSC OMSK TRANSPORT MACHINE FACTORY OMSKTRANSMASH produces and repairs tanks and armored vehicles.

According to section 1(a)(i), the following two entities are being designated for operating or having operated in the aerospace sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY ODK SATURN is a major producer of gas turbine engines for civilian and military aircraft.
  • JOINT STOCK COMPANY OMSK PLANT OF CIVIL AVIATION provides repair and maintenance services for civilian and military helicopters, including the Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters used by Russian forces in Ukraine.

UNDERMINING RUSSIA’S DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE AND TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT

The Department is designating a defense entity and procurement company working to acquire goods supporting Russia’s war effort and one individual who leads a major arms producer.

Under section 1(a)(i), the following entity is being designated for operating or having operated in the electronics sector of the Russian Federation economy:

  • SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL COMPANY DIPAUL PRIVATE JOINT STOCK COMPANY supports advanced technology used by the Russian defense industry and supplied to the Russian armed forces.

Under section 1(a)(iii)(A), the following individual is being designated for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of the Government of the Russian Federation; section 1(a)(iii)(C) for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of NPK TEKHMASH OAO, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked under E.O. 14024; and section 1(a)(vii) for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Government of the Russian Federation and having acted or purported to act on for or behalf of, directly or indirectly, NPK TEKHMASH OAO, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked under E.O. 14024.

  • ALEKSANDER VIKTOROVICH KOCHKIN is the CEO of the state-owned firm NPK TEKHMASH OAO, a major producer of arms and ammunition for the Russian armed forces.

Sanctions Implications 

As a result of today’s action, and by E.O. 14024, all property and interests in property of the designated persons described above that are in the United States or possession or control of U.S. persons are blocked and must be reported to the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Additionally, all individuals or entities that have ownership, either directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more blocked persons are also blocked.  All transactions by U.S. persons or within (or transiting) the United States that involve any property or interests in property of designated or otherwise blocked persons are prohibited unless authorized by a general or specific license issued by OFAC or exempt.  These prohibitions include the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any blocked person and the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.