Sat. Jul 13th, 2024
New Measures in Response to Russia’s Full-Scale War and Use of Chemical Weapons Against Ukraine

Since February 2022, the United States and its Allies and partners have imposed unprecedented restrictive economic measures on Russia to deprive the Kremlin of the revenue, technology, and materiel needed to resource its continuing invasion of Ukraine. Yesterday, the United States Departments of State and the Treasury imposed further costs on Russia by imposing sanctions on more than 280 individuals and entities that enable Russia to wage its illegal war against Ukraine.

Specifically, the Department of State sanctioned more than 80 entities and individuals across multiple sectors essential to waging war on Ukraine. The targets include those involved in Russia’s chemical and biological weapons programs; entities involved in sanctions evasion and circumvention; and those involved in the development of Russia’s future energy, metals, and mining production and export. Yesterday’s action specifically reflects the concern of the United States and our international partners with entities based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that both produce and provide critical inputs to Russia’s military-industrial base. These designations include multiple targets associated with this activity. The Department is also imposing costs for worsening repression inside Russia by sanctioning additional individuals in connection with the death of opposition leader and anticorruption activist Aleksey Navalny in Russian Penal Colony IK-3.

Separately, the Department is imposing sanctions on Russia pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act over its use of the chemical weapon chloropicrin against Ukrainian forces.

Concurrently, the Department of the Treasury is imposing sanctions that further degrade Russia’s ability to sustain its war machine by targeting Russia’s military-industrial base as well as companies and individuals in third countries who help Russia acquire weapons and key inputs for their war against Ukraine.

The Department of State and the Department of the Treasury sanctions actions were taken pursuant to Executive Order 14024  “Blocking Property With Respect To Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation,” as amended by E.O. 14114, and Executive Order 13382  “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters”. For more information on these actions, please see the Department of State’s fact sheet and the Department of the Treasury’s press release .

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