US STATE DEPARTMENT AND OFAC DESIGNATE 7 RUSSIANS FOR THEIR PART IN THE POISONING AND IMPRISONMENT OF ALEXEI NAVALNY, AND ADDS 14 ENTITIES TO ENTITY LIST FOR INVOLVEMENT IN PROLIFERATION AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACTIVITIES

On 2 March a news release from the US State Department advised that the  US had joined with the EU in condemning and responding to the Russian Federation’s use of a chemical weapon in the attempted assassination of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny in August 2020 and his subsequent imprisonment in January 2021.  OFGAC is designating 7 Russian government officials, 5 of whom were previously designated by the EU and UK for their role in Navalny’s poisoning and 2 whom the EU designated in response to Mr. Navalny’s arrest and imprisonment.  The Department of Commerce is adding 14 entities to the Entity List based on their proliferation activities in support of Russia’s WMD programmes and chemical weapons activities.

https://www.state.gov/imposing-sanctions-on-russia-for-the-poisoning-and-imprisonment-of-aleksey-navalny/

https://www.state.gov/u-s-sanctions-and-other-measures-imposed-on-russia-in-response-to-russias-use-of-chemical-weapons/

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0045

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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