Key Notes:

  • OFAC implemented blocking and other sanctions against major Russian and Belarusian financial institutions.
  • OFAC implemented blocking and other sanctions against state-owned enterprises, prominent government officials and other persons or entities.
  • OFAC implemented blocking sanctions targeting involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
  • OFAC implemented sanctions related to Russian government debt.
  • The United States

On March 3, 2022, the State Department announced that the United States was sanctioning certain Russian companies deemed to design, develop, and produce items that the Russian military is using to attack Ukraine. Specifically, the following 21 entities are being designated pursuant to E.O. 14024, because “they are persons who operate or have operated in

On March 3, 2022, President Joseph Biden announced that the United States was sanctioning an extensive list of “Russian elites” and their family members. In a White House press release, the president stated that, “[t]hese individuals and their family members will be cut off from the U.S. financial system, their assets in the United

On February 25, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, First Deputy Minister of Defense, and General of the Army Valery Gerasimov.  Specific

On February 24, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) again expanded sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine by designating numerous Russian and Belarusian financial institutions to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List, and Russian financial institutions to the Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions (MBS) List

On February 23, 2022, President Joseph Biden released a statement announcing that the United States was imposing sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG and its corporate officers.  Effectively immediately, Nord Stream 2 AG has been designated and placed on the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.

  • NORD

On February 22, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) expanded sanctions against Russia through blocking sanctions against two major Russian state-owned financial institutions, additional restrictions on Russian sovereign debt, sanctions on five Putin/Kremlin-connected elites, and the designation of several vessels. This follows the issuance of comprehensive sanctions on the territory recognized by Russia