The following is a chronology of the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation
March 6, 2014, President Barack Obama signed a decree 13660 “About blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the situation in Ukraine.”
From that date, the US president, acting on the basis of the Law “On Economic Powers in the case of international emergencies”, has given the US administration right to enter the property and visa sanctions against individuals and entities that are “assigned powers in the Crimean region without the permission of the Government of Ukraine.”
March 17 the United States do not agree with the actions of Russia during the Ukrainian crisis, imposed sanctions on senior Russian politicians. Restrictions require, inter alia, a ban on entry into the territory of the United States and blocking of assets and property. The list includes 11 people, including the Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, the head of state adviser Sergei Glazyev, State Duma deputies Elena Mizulina and Leonid Slutsky, Senator Andrei Klishas. The United States also imposed sanctions against Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov and Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov.
The same day, the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the EU countries agreed to impose sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian officials, whom they regard as guilty of “undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” List of officials in respect of which the EU has imposed sanctions, including deputies of the State Duma Leonid Slutsky, Sergei Mironov, Sergei Zheleznyaka, senators Andrei Klishas, Viktor Ozerov, Nikolai Ryzhkov, Vladimir Dzhabarova, Eugene Bushmina, Alexander Totoonova, Oleg Panteleyev, the commanders of the southern and western military district Colonel-General Alexander Galkin and Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, as well as the Black Sea fleet commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko. The sanctions were imposed in respect of the Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Rustam Temirgaliev, Crimean State Council speaker Vladimir Konstantinov, Crimean State Council Vice-Speaker Sergei Tsekova, Crimean State Council Speaker adviser Yuri Zherebtsova, Sevastopol Mayor Alexei Chaly, the head of the Crimean Service safety Peter Winter and former commander of the Ukrainian Navy Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky. Just a list of 21 people.
March 17 Canadian government imposed economic sanctions and visa restrictions for 10 high-ranking representatives of Russia and the Crimea. The list includes Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev, aide Vladislav Surkov, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Senator Andrei Klishas, as well as deputies Elena Mizulina and Leonid Slutsky, and the chairman of the ARC of the State Council Vladimir Konstantinov.
March 20 American list was supplemented by the names of 19 other Russian officials, parliamentarians and businessmen. The list includes presidential aide Andrei Fursenko, the head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov and his first deputy Alexei Gromov, the leader of “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, head of the GRU Igor Sergun, the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin and Director Viktor Ivanov, Federal Drug Control Service . Sanctions were also imposed on the deputy chairman of the State Duma Sergei Zheleznyaka and managing director of President Vladimir Kozhin, businessmen Yury Kovalchuk, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko. In addition, the list includes members of the Federation Council Yevgeny Bushmin Vladimir Jabbarov, Viktor Ozerov, Oleg Panteleyev, Nikolai Ryzhkov and Alexander Totoonov. Also, the sanctions imposed on the bank of “Russian” AB. The inclusion of Russian businessmen in the sanctions list of the US Treasury explained that they are all persons close to the Russian president.
March 21, EU leaders decided to move to the second level of sanctions against Russia “in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine.” The expanded list includes another 12 citizens of Russia and Ukraine, including Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian president’s adviser Sergei Glazyev, chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. In addition, the list included the Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin, deputy Elena Mizulina, presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and CEO of the International News Agency “Russia Today” Dmitry Kiselev. Also in the list included the first deputy Black Sea Fleet Commander Rear-Admiral Alexander Nosatov, deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Valery Kulikov, head of the Central Executive Committee Mikhail Malyshev Crimea, the head of the electoral commission of Sevastopol Valery Medvedev, deputy chief of the Southern Military District, Lieutenant-General Igor Turchenyuk.
March 21 Canada included in its sanctions list in connection with the events in the Ukraine has 14 Russian officials, as well as “Russian” Bank.
April 2, Swiss authorities have limited the financial transactions for the 33 Russian officials included in the sanctions list of the EU.
April 11, the US imposed sanctions against the Crimean company “Chernomorneftegaz” and Crimean officials. Sanctions were subjected to the mayor of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly, First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev, the head of the Crimean and Sevastopol election commission Mikhail Malyshev and Valery Medvedev, the Speaker of the Crimean State Council adviser Yuri Stallions, former head of the Crimean management of the Ukrainian Security Service Peter Winter and a member of the Russian Council of Federation of Crimea Sergey Tsekov.
April 11 Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Norway and Ukraine joined the European Union the individual sanctions adopted by the March 17 and March 21 the advanced.
April 12, Canada imposed sanctions against the head of the election commission of Sevastopol Valery Medvedev and his colleagues from the election commission of the Crimea Mikhail Malyshev, as well as for “Chernomorneftegaz” oil and gas company.
April 28 US government again extended the sanctions list to include seven more Russian citizens and 17 companies. A spokesman for the White House Jay Carney explained by the fact that Russia “has done nothing to comply with the Geneva commitments.” Carney also accused Moscow of involvement in the violence in the east of Ukraine. Sanctions have affected Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, the first deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin. The list also included the presidential envoy in the RPO Oleg Belavenets, head of the FSO Yevgeny Moores, the head of “Rostec” Sergey Chemezov and the head of the State Duma International Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov.
On the same day, 28 April, the decision to expand sanctions list received the European Union, and April 29 were published the names in the list of fallen. The EU has expanded sanctions list for another 15 people. It included the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov, chief of the GRU Igor Sergun, Permanent Representative of the Russian President in the Crimea, Oleg Belavenets, head of the ministry on affairs of Crimea, Oleg Savelyev, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Lyudmila Shvetsova, State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov , Acting governor of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo senator in the Federation Council of the Crimea and Sevastopol Olga Kovatidi representative militias Lugansk German Prokopiev, People’s governor Lugansk region Valery Bolotov, the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s republic Andrei Purgin and Denis Pushilin, deputy head of the People’s militia of Donbass Sergei Tsyplakov, head of National Defence Donbass Slavyansk Igor Strelkov.
On April 29 the sanctions list of Canada entered the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Alexei Pushkov, the first deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, a member of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma Alexander Babakov, presidential envoy in the Crimean Federal District Oleg Belavenets, head of the FSO Eugene Moores, and the Rotenberg brothers. The list of companies were Expobank and Rosenergobank.
April 29 Japan imposed additional sanctions against 23 Russian government officials who might be involved in the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine. The names of the officials were not reported.
May 2, Swiss authorities have extended for 15 people a list of persons that are subject to financial restrictions, in response to the enlarged EU list.
May 4 Prime Minister of Canada stated that the sanctions are imposed against the 16 Russian “subjects” and apply to the following Russian banks and legal entities: InvestCapitalBank, Sobinbank, the bank “Northern Sea Route”, the company “Akvanika”, LLC “Avia Group”, LLC “Avia Group Nord”, ZAO “Zest”, LLC “Sahatrans”, LLC “Stroygazmontazh”, OOO “Investment Abros” , a group of “Volga”, the company “Stroytransgaz holding” and its four subsidiaries.
May 12, the EU Council on Foreign Affairs has included another 13 people in the list of EU sanctions against those responsible, in his opinion, to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. The list includes the first deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin, Airborne Troops Commander Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov, Russia and the head of the Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Vladimir Pligin. In addition to the sanctions list were the Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya prosecutor Igor Shevchenko Sevastopol, Acting Head of the Federal Migration Service of Russia in the Republic of Crimea Peter Jarosz, acting Head of the Migration Service of Sevastopol Oleg Kozyura. The EU also decided to freeze the assets of the two companies from Sevastopol and the Crimea – “Feodosia” and “Chernomorneftegaz”.
May 13 Government of Canada announced the introduction of additional sanctions against six citizens of Russia and six Ukrainian supporters of federalization. The list of sanctions from the Russian side included: Chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, the commander of the armed forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Girkin (arrow), acting Governor of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo, State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov and Lyudmila Shvetsova, Russian Minister for Crimea Oleg Savelyev, 1st member of the Federation Council Federal Assembly of the executive power of the Republic of Crimea Olga Kovatidi.
May 19, Swiss authorities have extended 13-man roster of persons in respect of whom financial and visa restrictions in response to a list of the enlarged EU.
May 26 Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Liechtenstein and Norway have joined the performance of new EU sanctions lists.
June 19, Australia has introduced financial sanctions against 50 Russians and 11 companies because of the situation in Ukraine. Earlier, in March, the Australian authorities have declared the imminent introduction of sanctions against 12 Russian and Ukrainian officials. May 21, the Australian Government has decided to extend the sanctions by another 38 persons and impose restrictions on 11 companies. Names caught in the “black list” then not indicated.
The sanctions imposed on the Russian presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev, head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Senator Andrei Klishas, Speaker Sergei Naryshkin of the State Duma deputies Elena Mizulina and Alexei Pushkov, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Dmitry Kozak, Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, Vladimir Kozhin and Andrey Fursenko, the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, the first deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin and Alexei Gromov, the acting Minister Sergei Aksyonov Crimean businessmen Yury Kovalchuk, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, Gennady Timchenko, the head of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, and a number of leaders of the unrecognized DNR and LNR. This list also includes Bank of Russia, InvestCapitalBank, SMP Bank, Ltd. “Stroygazmontazh”, LLC “Avia Group Nord” Stroytransgaz groups Volga-Group, Chernomorneftegaz, as well as other companies and individuals.
June 21, Canada imposed additional economic sanctions and a ban on entry into the territory of the country for the 11 Russian citizens.
July 16 Washington synchronize its sanctions list to the European. US imposed visa and financial restrictions on the vice-speaker of Russian State Duma Sergei Neverov, Federal Minister for Crimea Oleg Savelyev, as well as the premiere of the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk Alexander Beard, previously fallen under EU sanctions. In addition, the US sanctions spread on Donetsk and Lugansk republics entirely on the Russian president’s aide Igor Shchegolev. US authorities have also imposed sanctions against several Russian defense and raw materials companies. The sanctions list includes concern “Almaz-Antey”, Uralvagonzavod, NGOs and several structures Engineering “Rostec”: Concern “Kalashnikov” (formerly “Izhmash”), “Constellation”, “Radio-electronic technology” (KRET), “Basalt” and Instrument Design Bureau. Under the sanctions were the largest Russian oil company “Rosneft” and Russia’s largest independent gas producer, “Novatek”, Feodosiya oil terminal, as well as the Russian Bank for Development “Vnesheconombank” and one of the largest commercial banks in the country, “Gazprombank”. Sanctions against Russian banks do not require freezing of assets and prohibition receive US loans more than 90 days.
European leaders at their summit on July 16 were limited to that agreed to expand the criteria for sanctions, and only to the end of July, a list of companies and individuals, including the Russian, who fall under the point of the EU restrictive measures.
Canada July 24 after the US included in its sanctions list a number of Russian defense and commodity companies and banks. Under the sanctions have fallen, in particular, “Gazprombank”, “Vnesheconombank” and the second largest gas producer in Russia “Novatek”. Canadian Prime Minister explained that the sanctions involve the cessation of lending energy companies and financial institutions that were in the black list.
On 26 July, the EU sanctions list 15 names were added and 18 legal entities. Among them – the director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian Deputy Security Council Secretary Rashid Nurgaliyev, a member of the Security Council Boris Gryzlov, FSB Sergei conversation and State Duma Deputy Mikhail Degtyarev . Among the companies – “Kerch Sea Ferry”, “Sevastopol Sea Trade Port”, “Port of Kerch,” state enterprise “Universal-Avia”, sanatorium “Oreanda”, “Azov distillery,” the national industrial and agricultural association “Massandra” , agricultural company “Magarach” and factory of sparkling wines “New world”.
July 29 The US Treasury announced sanctions against the Bank of Moscow, VTB and Rosselkhozbank and the United Shipbuilding Corporation of Russia.
Since August 1, the EU has put in place the next economic sanctions against Russia. The European Union has restricted access to EU capital markets, Russian state-owned banks. This is one of the five largest credit institutions of the Russian Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Rosselkhozbank, and the state corporation Vnesheconombank. The European Union has published a list of goods that can not be exported to a number of projects in the Russian oil industry. It consists of 30 items, it states, including some types of tubing and drilling equipment. Under the restriction were new contracts for the import and export of arms from Russia and the Russian sale of dual-use goods for the defense sector.
The European Union also contributed to the sanctions list of the Russian defense concern “Almaz-Antey”, flying to the Crimea low-cost airlines “Dobrolet” and the Russian National Commercial Bank. The list includes the first deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, Alexei Gromov, four Russian businessman – shareholders of the bank “Russia” Yuri Kovalchuk and Nikolai Shamalov, businessmen Arkady Rotenberg and Konstantin Malofeev, as well as two representatives of the breakaway eastern Ukraine People’s Republic.
Approves restrictions on investments in the Crimea.
August 5, the Swiss Government has expanded sanctions list in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and has added to it 26 Russian and Ukrainian citizens and 18 companies. In the list, in particular, it includes: Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Boroday Alexander, director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.
On the same day, August 5, the Japanese government has approved additional sanctions on 40 individuals and companies of the Crimean “Chernomorneftegaz” and “Theodosia”. Japan has frozen the assets of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the acting head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, chairman of the republic’s State Council Vladimir Konstantinov, the former deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev, deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet Denis Berezovsky, the former governor of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly, former Head of Service safety of Sevastopol Peter Winters, the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Yuriy Zherebtsova speaker advisor, the senators from the Republic of Crimea Sergey and Olga Tsekova Kovitidi, heads of the republican Central Election Commission Mikhail Malyshev, head of the electoral commission of Sevastopol Valery Medvedev, governor Sergei Menyailo Sevastopol.
Under the sanctions were also the chief of the Federal Migration Service of Russia in the Republic of Crimea Peter Jarosz, head of Sevastopol Management FMS Oleg rind, the Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya prosecutor Igor Shevchenko Sevastopol. The sanctions list also means the commander of the Self-Defense Forces proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Strelkov (Girkin), Ataman of the Great Don Army Nikolai Kozitsin.
August 6 Canada has extended sanctions list against Russia to include 19 Russian and Ukrainian citizens, as well as five Russian banks. Among Russian banks, caught in a list: Bank of Moscow, Rosselkhozbank, the Russian National Commercial Bank and VTB. Under the action of Canadian sanctions came a series of Russian security forces, in particular, the FSB director Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov, a member of the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Boris Gryzlov, the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the 5th department of the FSB Sergei conversation, the head of the border service of the FSB Vladimir Kulish Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev, and State Duma deputy Mikhail Degtyarev. In addition, the list turned out to be the governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachev, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, presidential aide and former head of the Ministry of Communications Igor Shchegolev, the Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev and shareholder of the bank “Russia” Nikolay Shamalov. The list also featured the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Crimea Sergey ALIS, one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed DNR Pavel Gubarev, his wife, Foreign Minister Ekaterina DNI Gubarev, the speaker of the Supreme Council Boris Litvinov and DNI spokeswoman Oksana Chigrina LC.
In addition, the list includes a few of the Crimean companies: Kerch commercial port and ferry service, as well as wine factory “Massandra” winery “New World”, the commercial port of Sevastopol, the National Institute of grapes and wine “Magarach” Airline “Universal-Avia”. The list also featured Russian airline “Dobrolet” United Shipbuilding Corporation.
August 14 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On sanctions”, which provides for the possibility of introducing in relation to Russia, more than 20 kinds of sanctions, including termination of transit of energy resources. September 10 the law was signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, September 12 the law in force.
Australia September 1, Russia imposed a ban on the supply of arms and equipment for the oil and gas sector, access to Russian state-owned banks in the Australian capital market, investment in Crimea and trade with him. Sanctions list was expanded to 63 physical persons and 21 companies and organizations.
In addition, Australia has suspended uranium supplies to Russia. The sanctions came into force March 31, 2015.
September 12 The European Union has published a new list of sanctions. Under the EU sanctions were “Rosneft”, “Transneft”, “Gazprom Neft”. The EU banned the supply of dual-use goods of nine companies of the defense sector of the Russian Federation, to the list in particular, were Oboronprom, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Uralvagonzavod, “Kalashnikov Concern”.
The EU has banned European companies to provide services to the Russian partners for exploration and production of deep-sea and Arctic oil and for oil shale projects.
The European Union has tightened access to credit, a number of Russian state-owned banks and reduced the term loans.
The new sanctions list were the deputies of the State Duma Svetlana Zhurova, Nikolai Levichev, Igor Lebedev, Ivan Melnikov, Alexander Babakov.
September 12 the US blocked the assets available to US jurisdiction five Russian defense companies. The sanctions list were “Almaz-Antey” (one of the world’s largest manufacturers of air defense systems), the Scientific Research Institute of Instrument (manufacturer of systems for combat aircraft and air-defense systems), “Mytishchi machine-building plant”, “Machine-Building Plant named after Kalinin” and company, designated “Research and production center in Dolgoprudny”.
US tightened restrictions on access to the capital market for 6 banks in Russia. Sanctions affect Sberbank, VTB and its subsidiaries Bank of Moscow, Gazprombank, Rosselkhozbank, VEB.
New US sanctions restrict cooperation with Russian companies in oil production, including Gazprom Neft, LUKOIL and Rosneft. In addition, the list appears Gazprom, Surgutneftegaz, Transneft, Rostec.
September 16, Canada announced the expansion of the list of sanctions against Russia. The new sanctions list was Sberbank and five defense enterprises of Russia: “Research and Production Center in Dolgoprudny”, JSC “Machine-Building Plant named after M.I. Kalinin “(MZiK), JSC” Mytishchi machine-building plant “, JSC” Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design V. V. Tikhomirov “(NIIP) and JSC” Marine Scientific Research Institute of Radio Electronics “Altair” (JSC “MNIIRE” Altair “). The list of persons who were denied entry to the territory of Canada, as well as frozen possible assets were Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Sadovenko, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov, Deputy General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolai Bogdanovsky and Commander of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation Oleg Salyukov.
October 15 countries – candidates for EU membership Montenegro, Albania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, and Ukraine joined the EU package of sanctions against Russia on 12 September.
November 29 the European Union included in the sanctions list of candidates for the November 2 Election of heads of parliaments and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic, and senior representatives LNR and DNR. Fell under the sanctions have become non-governmental organizations DNR “Donetsk Republic” and “Free Donbass”, by LC – “The World of Luhansk”, “People’s Union” and “Lugansk economic union.” Just a list of 13 names listed, and 5 non-governmental organizations. The list of persons banned from entering the EU and had their assets frozen by the European Union.
9 December the Government of Japan has introduced sanctions against a number of individuals and organizations in the Donbass. The list — 26 people, as well as 14 organizations.
19 December United States President Barack Obama announced that he signed a decree on new sanctions against Russia and acceding to the Crimea. The Decree prohibits new investment United States residents in Crimea region, importing goods, services and technologies in the United States from the Crimea, as well as the exportation, re-exportation, sale and delivery of goods, services and technologies from the United States or individuals residing in the United States, in the Crimean region. Action decree applies to banks operating in the Crimea, as well as financial institutions, are directly or indirectly engaged in transactions with Crimea.
On the same day United States imposed sanctions against 24 citizens of Russia and Ukraine, as well as a number of companies. Among trapped under sanctions – Marshall Capital Partners Konstantin Malofeeva fund. Also in the sanctions list includes a number of leaders of the Crimea and the Donbass, as well as the rider’s organization “Night Wolves”.
19 December Canada supplemented the sanctions list yet 11 citizens of the Russian Federation. It hit 10 parliamentarians, including vice-speaker of the State Duma and leader of the faction “United Russia” Vladimir Vasiliev, Leonid Kalashnikov deputies (CPRF), Igor Lebedev (LDPR), Oleg Lebedev (LDPR), Vice Chairman of the State Duma Nikolai Levichev (“fair Russia”), first Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Ivan Melnikov (KPRF), the deputies Victor Vodolackij (“Unified Russia”), Svetlana Zhurov (“Unified Russia”) and Vladimir Nikitin (CPRF). In addition, the list includes Deputy Chairman of Council of Federation Yuri Vorobyov, the head of the mission as well as the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic of China (DNI) in the Russian Federation Andrey Rodkin. Thus, the number of individuals who have come under Canadian sanctions had reached 77 people. The new package of sanctions also includes restrictions on the export of technologies that are used in the oil and gas industries.
December 20 came into force the EU sanctions on the economy and the tourism industry of the Crimea. In particular, ships providing cruise service, forbidden to enter the port of Sevastopol, Kerch, Yalta, Feodosia, Yalta, the Black Sea and the port of Kamysh-Burun. In addition, the EU has expanded more than six times the list of prohibited goods and technology transfers in Crimea and for use in the Crimea in the areas of transport, telecommunications, energy and exploration, extraction and production of oil, gas and mineral resources. In a list of more than 160 positions.
December 26-United States sanctions two international payment systems Visa and MasterCard — decided to suspend servicing of cards of Russian banks operating on the territory of Crimea.
January 29, 2015 year head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogerini confirmed the extension of individual sanctions against Russia and Donbass militia until September 2015 year.
February 16 The European Union has announced the list of individual sanctions against persons, which the EU believes are responsible for destabilizing the situation in Ukraine.
The list includes 19 people, including the deputy commander of the militia DND Eduard Eduard Basurin, Russian singer, a State Duma deputy and a native of Donbass, Joseph Kobzon, a State Duma deputy from the Communist Party Valery Rashkin, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin, as well as the deputy chief of the Armed Forces General Staff Andrei Kartapolov.
The list is still a number of representatives of the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. In particular, under the sanctions hit Justice Minister Alexander LNR Shubin, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Sergei LNR Litvin, the Commander of the “people’s militia” LNR Sergei Ignatov, Minister of finance, Eugene LNR Manuilov, economic development Minister Olga LNR Besedina, Acting Prosecutor General LNR Zaur Ismailov, Minister of Justice Catherine filippova, DNI, the Minister of revenue and fees DNI Aleksandr Timofeev and MDN Communications Minister Viktor Yatsenko.
The list also included the Cossack National Guard, whose Commander — Nikolai Kozitsyn is already credited in the sanctions list, Sparta battalion and its commander Arseniy Pavlov, “Somalia” battalion and its commander Michael Thick, battalion “Zarya” Brigada “ghost” sanctions list suspect Alexei Cerebral, oplot battalion, battalion “Kalmius” and “death battalion”. The sanctions also referred to the militia commanders of Pavel Dryomova and Alexey Milchakova.
18 February, Canada announced the introduction of new sanctions against the 37 individuals and 17 organizations from Russia and Ukraine. The blacklist of Canada on the Russian side included Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and CEO “Rostec” Sergei Chemezov, Russian biker Alexander Zaldostanov, MP Valery Rashkin, singer and deputy Iosif Kobzon and journalist Dmitry Kiselyov.
In addition, the list includes Deputy Chief of the General staff of the RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES Andrei Kartapolova, Rear Admiral Valery Kulikov, Maj.-Gen. Alexei Naumca, Rear Admiral Alexander Nosatova and Lieutenant General Igor Turchenjuka.
Also, the sanctions imposed on the deputy commander of the militia headquarters DNI Eduard Eduard Basurin, first deputy chairman of the People’s Council of LC Vladislav Deyn, as well as other representatives of the self-proclaimed republics.
In addition, the list includes the Cossack National Guard battalion “Sparta” and its leader Arseniy Pavlov called Motorola, “Somalia” battalion and its commander Mikhail Thick nicknamed Givi, battalion “Zarya”, “phantom” Brigade, battalion “Stronghold” Battalion “Kalmius” Battalion “death”. The sanctions also referred to the unit commander “Rusich” Alexey Milchakova nicknamed Fritz, Defense Minister Oleg LNR Bugrova and other members of the militia.
Canada’s sanctions list included the State oil company Rosneft, also introduced sanctions against public movement “new Russia”.
4 March, United States President Barack Obama renewed the national emergency declared in a decree from 13660 March 6, 2014 years. Thus, the year has been extended to all rounds of sanctions against Russia imposed the year 2014, including the latest economic sanctions against the Crimea in December 2014 years.
On March 6, the Swiss Confederation, in addition to the EU sanctions of 27 August 2014 in respect of Russia and has put in place restrictions adopted in December 2014, concerning the ban on trading with the Crimea and Sevastopol. All foreign investments in the Crimea and Sevastopol is now banned, existing before the ban on exports of certain products in the region has been expanded with new names. The sanctions legislation also added a list of 28 individuals and businesses who have fallen previously under the EU sanctions, which shall not have trade relations Swiss entrepreneurs.
March 11, US authorities imposed new sanctions against individuals and organizations involved in their opinion, to the crisis in Ukraine. The list published by the US Treasury, came, in particular, the Russian National Commercial Bank (RNCB), the Eurasian Youth Union, as well as 14 citizens of Russia and Ukraine. Among them are former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and DND Security Council Secretary Alexander Khodakovsky.
14 March in the official journal of the EU EU Council decision was issued on the extension until September 15, 2015 year individual EU sanctions on Ukraine against citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Sanctions imposed a year earlier, were due to expire on 15 March.
29 June Canada published an expanded sanctions list against Russia. The list includes three Russian citizens and legal entities 14. In the list of leaders of the Eurasian Youth Union Alexander Dugin were added Paul Kanischev and Andrei Kovalenko. In addition, the expansion of sanctions affected, in particular, the fund Marshall Capital Fund, the motorcycle club “Night Wolves”, company “Gazprom”, “Gazprom Neft”, “Surgutneftegas” and “Transneft”.
As published on the website of the Canadian government’s list also included: Eurasian Youth Union, JSC “Sirius” (produces optoelectronics for military and civil use), OAO “Tula arms factory”, PJSC “United Aircraft Corporation”, the company “Himkompozit” (produces materials for the defense industry), a manufacturer of weapons of “High-precision systems “Association” Tools’ (specializing in mechanical engineering) and the OPK “Oboronprom”.
22 June, the Council of the EU at the level of Foreign Ministers renewed the economic sanctions against RUSSIA until January 31, 2016 years, endorsing corresponding amendments to address sectoral Eu restrictive measures against Russia.
July 30 United States authorities announced the extension of the sanctions. The list increased by 11 individuals and legal entities, among which 15 “daughter” Bank and “Rosneft”. Sanctions list expanded to 61 points.
Among the entities targeted by the sanctions, there are Russian, Finnish, Cyprus companies. In particular, we are talking about the concern and mechanical factory Izhevsk izhmash; ports of Evpatoria, Feodosia, Kerch, Sevastopol and Yalta; the company “the Kerchensky ferry.”
Sanctions have been in force since August 10.
September 2, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states (Coreper) decided to extend until March 2016 the action of individual sanctions against the citizens of Russia and Ukraine, which the EU believes are responsible for undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. As of September 2015, the EU Sanctions list included 150 people, including Russian officials and representatives LNR and DNR, and 37 legal entities.
September 16 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has put in place sanctions against the Russian Federation for a period of one year. Sanctions list included 388 individuals and 105 entities, among them – the citizens of 23 countries. Ukrainian sanctions have affected 28 Russian banks and 25 Russian airlines. Under the sanctions were “First channel”, the TV channel “RTR-Planeta”, “Russia 24”, NTV and three correspondent of TASS. Just a sanctions list were 34 journalists and seven bloggers from 17 countries, including from Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany, Israel, Spain, Switzerland. Sanctions were imposed against the journalists of the BBC. On the next day, given the significant public interest and strategic importance of relations with the European Union, Kiev lifted sanctions against journalists from Britain, Germany and Spain.
The sanctions list were Russia’s largest carriers, including “Aeroflot” (with all the children of the airlines), rehabilitated “Transaero” and “Siberia”. According to the presidential decree, all of them fully or partially transit resources were banned, flights and transportation through the territory of Ukraine.
December 21, the EU Council extended the economic sanctions (restrictive measures sector) of the EU against Russia before July 31, 2016. The sanctions package is not changed. The decision entered into force on 22 December.
December 22 the US Treasury published a sanctions list of 34 individuals and organizations from Russia and the Ukraine in connection with the situation in the Donbass. US extended sanctions list against Russia, including the Crimean wineries to “New World”, “Massandra” and “Magarach”. In the list of sectoral sanctions were added to Banco VTB Africa, “daughters” VTB Kazakhstan, Armenia, Austria, Belarus and Ukraine; VTB 24, VTB-insurance “VTB-leasing. In addition, the sanctions hit “daughters” of the savings bank in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, as well as the “Sberbank capital, Sberbank Europe, Sberbank-finance”, “Sberbank-insurance, investments and savings bank” Sberbank-leasing “.
The list includes also non-State pension funds (NPF) Sberbank and VTB as well as novikombank, a large development company “HALs-development” and online payments “Yandex-money”.
Sanctions imposed on a number of Russian citizens, who have to do with concern “Kalashnikov” and IMZ.
Under the sanctions came a series of Russian defense companies within the structure of the state corporation “Rostec”. In particular, in the “black list” included “Rosoboronexport”, holding “Russian Helicopters” United Engine Building Company, the company “Schwabe”, “High-precision systems” and holding “Technodynamics”.
The sanctions list also hit the Justice Minister of the self-proclaimed LNR, LNR Envoy in Minsk negotiations, Prime Minister Sergei Tsyplakov, LNR and his Deputy, as well as the head of the Foreign Ministry and the representative of DNI DNI in Russia.
As explained in the Embassy of the United States, “part of the companies included in the list are” daughters “of legal persons that are already under sanctions, therefore, the measure is a tuning of the existing list.
December 30 was accepted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On the prohibition of importation into the customs territory of Ukraine of goods originating in the Russian Federation”, which entered into force on 10 January 2016. Kiev approved a list of 43 items, and in January 2016 years expanded it. In an updated list of extras included in the order of 70 items. The ban came bakery products, meat, cheese, chocolate, beer, vodka, cigarettes with filters, food for dogs and cats, and other products. In addition, the prohibition also included equipment for railways and tramways, and diesel-electric locomotives.
March 2, 2016 United States President Barack Obama extended for one year sanctions against Russia, initially imposed in March 2014 years. In the corresponding decree of the head of state noted that the existing sanctions “should remain in force after March 6, 2016,” because Russia’s actions continue to pose “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the USA”.
March 10 The European Union has decided to extend until 15 September 2016 individual sanctions against citizens and legal entities of Ukraine and Russia, which Brussels considers responsible for “undermining the territorial integrity” of Ukraine. March 12 decision to this effect was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, entered into force on the day following the publication on 13 March.
March 30 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has implemented the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine from March 25, 2016 “On the application of the personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against the persons involved in illegal actions against Hope Savchenko Oleg Sentsova and Alexander Kol’chenko “. A corresponding Decree was signed by 29 March. The sanctions list includes 84 individuals, including the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Crimean prosecutor’s office Natalia Poklonskaya, as well as a number of employees of the Interior Ministry, prosecutors, judges, the administration of the Russian president and the representatives of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s republic.
27 May, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has introduced sanctions against a number of the leaders of Russian mass media. The new sanctions list includes, in particular, the editor in chief of TV channel RT, and the International Agency “Russia Today” Margarita Simonyan, the general director of VGTRK Oleg Dobrodeev, General Director of “First Channel” Konstantin Ernst, the former editor in chief of TV channel LifeNews and the newspaper “Izvestia” Alexander Potapov , Director General of news agency TASS Sergey Mikhailov. Prohibition on entry for journalists is valid till December 31, 2017 onwards. Also Poroshenko issued a decree abolished the ban on entry into the territory of Ukraine for six Russian journalists: Head of RIA Novosti Kazakhstan Olga Kovalenko, head of the MIA representative “Russia Today” in Turkey Elena Palazhchenko, employee news agency Russia Today (Poland) Jakub Koreyby, correspondent of the South African agency bureau Tass Alexander Nechayev, TASS correspondent in Washington Andrei Suzhanskogo and head of bureau TASS Washington Andrei Shitov.
July 1 the EU officially renewed the economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2017 onwards.
On July 6, the Government of Ukraine has extended to December 31, 2017 year ban on the import into the customs territory of Ukraine of products originating in the Russian Federation, a list of which is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 30, 2015 year.
29 July, the press service of the security service of Ukraine announced that Kiev has temporarily suspended deliveries to Ukraine 243 products of Russian companies. The SBU said that these companies led business with Donbass. What exactly are the companies in question, the report does not say.
August 31 Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers extended the personal sanctions against 388 individuals and 105 legal entities in Russia, supplemented by a list of the new 250 individuals and 46 legal entities.
1 September the US Treasury Department of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on a number of subsidiaries of the Russian “Gazprom”, as well as other companies and individuals. In addition, American citizens and companies are prohibited from making a deal with the company “Mostotrest”.
Washington introduced 17 individuals in list of anti-Russian sanctions on Ukraine. These include, in particular, included eight of the Crimean government ministers as well as heads of the republican FSB and Investigative Committee. Under the sanctions were the first deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Mikhail Sheremet, the minister of internal policy, Information and Communications Dmitry Polonsky, head of the Ministry of Property and Land Relations Anna Anyuhina, Fuel and Energy Minister Svetlana Borodulin, Economic Development Minister Valentin Demidov, Finance Minister Irina Civic chapter Justice Ministry Oleg Shapovalov and industrial policy Minister Andriy Vasyuta. Also on the list were acting Head of the RF IC Investigation Department of the Republic of Crimea, Mikhail Nazarov and the head of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol Victor Palagin.
On the same day, 1 September, the United States imposed sanctions and against several members of the self-proclaimed Governments of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics. In particular, the list had been made head of the Ministry of Defense NAMED Vladimir Kononov, Finance Minister Evgeny LNR Manuilov, DND Communications Minister Viktor Yatsenko, ex-Justice Minister Alexander LNR Shubin, Deputy Commander of Defense Eduard Basurin DNI, the Prosecutor in the LNR Zaur Ismailov.
Also on the list was a Russian diplomat, Ambassador (Ret.) Georgi Muradov.
The US Treasury said that binds the new sanctions to companies and natural persons of the Russian Federation with the execution of the Minsk agreements and the situation in the Crimea. It is also about clarifying sanctions and help Western companies to comply with the previous restrictions on cooperation with Russian companies and physical persons.
September 1 The US imposed sanctions in respect of the group of companies “Sovraht-Sovmortrans”, as well as a number of Russian shipyards, including factory “Star”. In addition, the list includes located in Crimea shipyards “Bay” and “sea”.
6 September Ministry of Commerce United States expanded sanctions list. New list virtually repeats the document of the Ministry of finance, which was published on September 1, but in the “black list” of the Ministry of trade hit 11 new Russian companies: “Angstrem-M”, “Angstrem”, “Angstrem-T”, JSC “VO Radioexport” Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Making Company, JSC “Micron”, JSC APF “Micran” NPK “Pomegranate”, Technopole Company, Technopole Ltd and “Giovan”. Just list now includes 81 organization, except for Russian there listed corporations from India and Hong Kong.
15 September, the European Union formally decided to extend until March 2017 year individual sanctions against persons and legal entities of Russia and Ukraine. The latest version of the list are 146 individuals and 37 legal entities from Russia and Ukraine, including Russian officials and celebrities, as well as leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic, and the representatives of the militia.
October 17 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has expanded sanctions list of Russian legal entities and individuals, as well as to extend its validity for one year in accordance with the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine from September 16, 2016.
Additionally to the sanctions list includes 335 of natural and legal persons 167. Enhanced sanctions have been in force since October 31, 2016 onwards.
25 October it became known that the five European countries-Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein and Norway-joined the EU decision from 15 September on the extension of the anti-Russian sanctions. Thus, they extended the sanctions against Russia for another six months.
8 November the EU expanded the list of individual sanctions. The expanded list includes six deputies of the State Duma of the Crimea and Sevastopol – Ruslan Balbec, Konstantin Baharev, Dmitry Belik, Andrey Kozenko, Svetlana Savchenko, Paul Shperov. In addition, the list appear the leader of the party “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov, and the commander of the Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko and Federal Assembly member Vladimir Dzhabrailov, Andrei Klishas, Viktor Ozerov, Eugene Bushmin Alexander Totoonov, Leonid Slutsky, Sergei Zheleznyak, Oleg Panteleev.
15 November United States Treasury imposed sanctions on Ukraine against the six deputies of the State Duma from the Crimea. The sanctions list included Ruslan Bal’bek, Konstantin Bakharev, Andrey Kozenko, Svetlana Savchenko, Pavel Shperov, Dmitri Belik.
28 November Foreign Affairs Canada reported that the authorities have imposed sanctions on the State Duma deputies from Crimea. Their assets will be frozen, and the transactions are prohibited with them. Besides Deputies under sanctions have hit a few more people.
19 December the EU formally extended until July 31, 2017 year economic sanctions against Russia.
20 December, the United States expanded the anti-Russian sanctions. List swelled to seven individuals, eight organizations and two tankers “Marshal Zhukov” and “Stalingrad”. Also, restrictions have been clarified in respect of “Novatek” company, which is already under sanctions (document lists all of its 26 subsidiaries).
23 December, the United States added 23 Russian companies to the list of sanctions on Ukraine. It was noted that the Act “contrary to the interests of the United States in the field of national security and foreign policy.” The list includes ports and railways in Crimea, Russian research institutes and enterprises.
In the list, in particular, were: factory “Krasnoe Znamya”, “screen”, NPP Eltom, JSC “Kaluga scientific research Radiotechnical Institute”, LLC “Karst”, LLC “RosHimTrejd”, JSC “VNIIRA”, JSC “vector”, UPP ship repair company “solid”, “Kvant”, JSC NNPO them. Frunze, Ryazan State instrument-making plant, Lianozovskij elektromehanicheskij zavod, KB “connection”, “trans-shipping company fleet”, LLC “Transpetrochart” Novosibirsk plant of the Comintern, joint stock company “Scientific Research Institute of aviation equipment” Institute “Strojproekt”, Obukhov State plant.
December 29 National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has introduced new sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities. NSDC also extended for a year all sanctions imposed earlier. Under the new sanctions were a person allegedly “illegally elected to the State Duma” in the Crimea. Also, according to the statement, the sanctions affected members of election commissions and “Ukrainian enterprises in the Crimea, who were illegally re-registered under Russian law.”
January 13, 2017 United States President Barack Obama extended for one year sanctions imposed on RUSSIA because of the situation in the Crimea and Ukraine. At the disposal of the head of state was informed that “the actions and policies that are answered by this decree, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the USA”. At the disposal of the head of state was informed that “the actions and policies that are answered by this decree, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the USA”.