Press Release

Russia/Ukraine: Additional U.S. and EU Sanctions as of 4/28/2014

April 28, 2014

United States
On Monday, April 28, the United States added seven individuals and 17 companies to the Department of the Treasury’s list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs). It also added the following 13 companies to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List: 

  • Stroytransgaz Holding (Cyprus)
  • Volga Group (Luxembourg and Russia)
  • Aquanika (Russia)
  • Avia Group LLC (Russia)
  • Avia Group Nord LLC (Russia)
  • CJSC Zest (Russia)
  • Sakhatrans LLC (Russia)
  • Stroygazmontazh (Russia)
  • Stroytransgaz Group (Russia)
  • Stroytransgaz LLC (Russia)
  • Stroytransgaz-M LLC (Russia)
  • Stroytransgaz OJSC (Russia)
  • Transoil (Russia)

Designation as an SDN results in a prohibition on dealings with such SDNs by U.S. persons, whereas designation as an entity on the Entity List imposes a license requirement for the export, re-export, or other foreign transfer of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations  to the designated companies, with a presumption of denial.

In addition to the SDN and Entity List designations, the United States also announced that it will deny pending applications for licenses to export or re-export to Russia and/or occupied Crimea certain dual-use high-technology items that contribute to Russia's military capabilities. The announcement did not specify which items are considered to be dual-use high-technology items. In addition, the Department of Commerce is taking action to revoke any existing export licenses that meet these conditions. All other pending applications and existing licenses will receive a case-by-case evaluation to determine their contribution to Russia's military capabilities.

European Union
On Monday, April 28, the European Union announced that an additional 15 individuals have been added to its list of sanctioned persons. (view PDF)