Contents tagged with Sanctions

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers an illegal ring exporting military aircraft parts to Russia

    In the Kharkiv region, the Security Service officers exposed the supply channel of repaired units and equipment for military transport aviation to Russia, as reported by the press service of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) on Facebook.

    "Law enforcement officers established that a group of businessmen were using account details of economic entities under their control in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. They registered orders under legitimate Russian business entities, including those …

  • Russian court refuses to seize turbines at Siemens’ request

    The Moscow Arbitration Court refused to seize the Siemens-produced turbines which were shipped to annexed Crimea in circumvention of sanctions, the Dozhd TV channel reported with reference to a court file.

    Furthermore, the court refused to prohibit the mounting of these turbines. Their seizure was specified as a security measure in the lawsuit.

    The consideration of Siemens’ case against the corporate structures of Rostec, who relocated the turbines to the peninsula, has been scheduled for …

  • Media: Iran shipped heavy weaponry components to Russia despite UN sanctions

    Iran shipped components of heavy weapons to Russia despite the UN Security Council sanctions. As Welt am Sonntag (the Sunday edition of Die Welt) reported with reference to sources in western intelligence agencies, the Iranian weaponry came to Russia through Syria.

    According to the article, in June two Iranian planes landed at the air base in Khmeimim, Syria, where the Russian aviation forces are based. The planes brought heavy weaponry components for further transportation to Russia. The …

  • Lavrov: Russia will respond to US sanctions

    Russia intends to respond to all unfriendly actions of the US, as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Manila, Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

    The representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States discussed the crisis in relations at the meeting. In this regard, Lavrov said that “the US bill on sanctions against Russia had become another link in a chain of steps that are unfriendly and dangerous to …

  • Human rights advocates demand sanctions to be imposed on those responsible for prosecution of Ukrainian activist Balukh

    The Crimean Human Rights Group considers the case against Vododymyr Balukh to be fabricated, and has demanded that FSB officers and all those involved in the case to be included in sanctions lists.

    A representative of the organization, Volodymyr Chekrygin, stated this during an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "And now, I would like to note that in the case of Volodymyr Balukh, we insist that all persons involved in the case are included in the sanctions lists; all, not only the FSB and court …

  • President Dodon asked Russia not to impose sanctions against Moldova

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon promised during a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to support a strategic dialogue between the two countries. At the same time, Dodon appealed to Moscow with a request to refrain from sanctions after Rogozin was declared persona non grata in Moldova.

    The meeting between Dodon and Rogozin took place in Tehran. Initially, it was planned to be held in Chisinau on July 28, but Romania did not permit the plane carrying the Russian official …

  • Media: German economy is at risk due to new US sanctions against Russia

    Business owners in Germany are concerned about the possible consequences of the new US sanctions against Russia. If German companies lost their chance to participate in Russian gas pipelines expansion projects, the entire German economy could be at risk, says Volker Treier, the head of the Department for Foreign Economic Affairs of the Federal Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Germany, as quoted by DW.

    According to Treier, Germany expects to increase the country’s exports to …

  • Ukraine threatens German band Scooter with criminal punishment over their visit to Crimea

    Musicians from the German band, Scooter, face eight years in prison in Ukraine for visiting the Crimea, as reported on Friday by Hromadske, citing the Prosecutor's Office of the Crimea, located in Kyiv.

    According to the radio station, the Prosecutor's Office initiated a criminal case under the Article of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Violation of the order of entry and exit into the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine," which provides for imprisonment for up to eight years. Information …

  • EU imposes sanctions against the Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia and Russian partners of Siemens over supply of turbines to Crimea

    Russian Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov has been subject to EU sanctions in connection with the situation of the supply of Siemens turbines to the annexed Crimea, according to Council of the European Union materials published on August 4.

    Also included in the list are the head of Technopromexport, Sergei Topor-Gilka, and a department head at the Ministry of Energy, Evgeny Grabchak.

    Russian partners of Siemens, Technopromexport, Interavtomatika, and participants in the construction of …

  • Ukraine threatens Belarus with sanctions over export of goods to separatist-held territories of Donbas

    According to Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus Igor Kizim, Belarusian companies supplying products to the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) will be sanctioned.

    Belorusskie Novosti newspaper’s correspondent asked Kizim about the position of Ukrainian authorities regarding the deliveries of Belarusian products to the uncontrolled territories, while noting that Belarusian producers "sometimes do not hide that they directly work with Donetsk and Luhansk or supply …