Category Archives: Sanctions

Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom could be hit by US sanctions for selling Motor Sich to China

The US could impose sanctions on Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm if the China-controlled company Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Ltd. gains joint control over the company Motor Sich, said Yuriy Terentyev, head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, in a broadcast of Radio NV. “We could find ourselves in a completely absurd situation, if the Chinese party acquired control over this

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U.S. sanctions on companies involved in Nord Stream 2 added to draft 2020 NDAA – media

12:59, 24 November 2019 The text of the sanctions provision has not been made public. Sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline have been added to the draft 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch told Defense News on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum. The inclusion of the sanctions

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U.S. Investigating Swedish Bank for Breaching Sanctions Against Russia

Sweden’s public broadcaster says Swedbank transactions with Russian Kalashnikov gun maker could have breached U.S. sanctions. U.S. authorities are investigating whether Swedbank’s Baltic unit allowed transactions that breached U.S. sanctions against Russia, Swedish public broadcaster SVT reported. SVT’s investigative program Uppdrag Granskning has uncovered transactions between Russian weapons maker Concern Kalashnikov and Kalashnikov USA, a company in Pompano Beach, Florida,

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Why Kyiv’s Confrontation with Moscow in Eastern Ukraine Will Continue without an EU Policy Change

Andreas Umland is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, Principal Researcher with the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, as well as General Editor of the ibidem-Verlag book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” and “Ukrainian Voices” distributed by Columbia University Press. When it became clear, in spring 2019, that Ukraine’s leadership was undergoing

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U.S. Congressman calls for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream II construction

16:41, 29 October 2019 The Republican Andrew Barr offers that the individuals involved in these actions face the entry ban in the U.S. US Congressman Andrew Barr (Republicans, Kentucky) introduced a bill, which offers new sanctions against the companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline. This is mentioned in the message of the congressman’s website. The official described

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EU extends Russia sanctions over Skripal poisoning

The decision contributes to the EU’s efforts to counter the proliferation and use of chemical weapons which poses a serious threat to international security. The EU Council today extended restrictive measures by the EU addressing the use and proliferation of chemical weapons until October 16, 2020. These sanctions, which consist of a travel ban to the EU and an asset

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Germany believes Russia has not yet done enough for the EU to lift sanctions

09:28, 1 October 2019000 Although Berlin estimates the recent exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine and the decrease of tension in the area of ​​Stanytsia Luhanska as “two positive, encouraging signals.” The German government believes that Russia has not yet made enough efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine so that the EU can lift sanctions against Moscow. This was stated

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