Targeting the Russian War Machine – U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Italy

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The United States reaffirms its commitment to work alongside our allies and partners to impose serious new consequences on President Putin and his supporters for Russia’s unprovoked and unwarranted war against the government and people of Ukraine. Today, the State and Treasury Departments are imposing sanctions on other entities and individuals, including Russia’s largest defense conglomerate (State Corporation Rostec) and dozens of entities in Russia’s defense industrial base. Russia. We are also appointing a person in Ukraine illegally installed as mayor by Russia, as well as 19 members of Rostec’s board of directors and nine of their adult family members.

As part of this action, the State Department is imposing sanctions on 45 entities and 29 individuals under Executive Order 14024. This includes designating an entity outside of Russia for providing material support to a Russian entity. blocked, which in this case is a Russian entity specializing in the procurement of items for the Russian defense industry. This action highlights the risks of doing business with sanctioned Russian entities or individuals. The Department of State also designates Russian military units that have been credibly implicated in human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law as part of our commitment to promote accountability for atrocities in Ukraine.

In addition, the State Department is taking action to impose visa restrictions on 511 Russian military officers for threatening or violating the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of Ukraine, as part of the war Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine, including officers operating in the Zaporizhzhia and Mariupol regions where reports of war crimes continue to rise. We have also taken steps to impose visa restrictions on 18 Russian nationals in connection with the crackdown on dissent, including politically motivated detentions.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designates 70 entities, many of which are critical to Russia’s defense base, including state-owned Rostec, the cornerstone of Russia’s defense sectors, Aerospace, Industrial, Technology and Manufacturing, as well as 29 people, pursuant to Executive Orders 14024 and 14065.

The Commerce Department is taking further action, adding several entities to the Entity List for continuing to outsource supplies from Russia even after its renewed invasion of Ukraine. These additions to the Entity List demonstrate that the United States will impose strict export controls on companies, including those from third countries, to deny them access to items they can use to support the military industrial base. and/or defense of Russia.

OFAC bans the import of gold from the Russian Federation into the United States, and the Treasury Financial Crimes Network issues a joint alert with the Department of commerce advising financial institutions to remain vigilant against attempts to circumvent export controls put in place in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As noted in these alerts, financial institutions play a critical role in disrupting Russian efforts to acquire critical goods and technology to support Russian war industries.

Finally, the President issued a proclamation to raise tariffs on more than 570 Russian product groups worth approximately $2.3 billion to Russia. These measures are carefully calibrated to impose costs on Russia, while minimizing costs for American consumers.

Today’s actions, in coordination with those of our partners, have further cut off Russia’s access to critical technologies for its defense sector. Targeting President Putin’s war catalysts is hampering Russia’s current and future war effort, which has already been undermined by poor morale, broken supply chains and logistical failures. These actions align more closely with measures taken by Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

For more information on today’s actions, please see the Treasury Department Press release and State Department Fact Sheet.

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