On 23 July, Military.com reported that a CNN report involved a captured Russian Orlan-10 surveillance drone, revealing components from around the world. It was said that the drone’s cell phone tracker was US-made, the engine was manufactured in Japan, and the thermal imaging module on the camera was produced in France after Russia had already invaded.
The State Department has published this report on human trafficking, including case studies, which also updates on the Child Soldiers Prevention Act list and human trafficking and sexual exploitation and abuse by international peacekeepers and civilian personnel.
On 24 July, Hellenic Shipping News reported that the car-carrier “Baltic Leader” was headed to St. Petersburg but was diverted to the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The vessel was “strongly suspected of being linked to Russian interests targeted by the sanctions”. According to the US Treasury, it was owned by a subsidiary of Russian lender Promsvyazbank; and the French economy ministry, in a statement, said the ship’s owner was Promsvyazbank subsidiary PZB Lizing, and that the ship was intercepted in enforcement of EU sanctions on the lender and its subsidiaries.
On 22 July, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US State Department had designated former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes for his role in “significant corruption”. The designation will prevent Cartes, who ruled Paraguay from 2013 to 2018, from entering the US.