US FACT SHEET: Ukraine-Related Sanctions
Office of the Press Secretary released fact sheet about Ukraine related sanctions.
President Obama today released a brand new Executive Order (E.O.) underneath the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that those things and policies of the Russian authorities with respect to Ukraine -– including through the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea region of Ukraine –- undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and subscribe to the misappropriation of its resources.
This new specialist grows upon E.O. 13660, which the President signed significantly less than fourteen days before, by authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to impose sanctions on named officers of the Russian government, any individual or entity that operates within the Russian arms industry, and any given individual or entity that acts on behalf of, or that provides material or other assistance to, any senior Russian government official.
We’ve designed these sanctions to impose charges on named individuals who wield influence within the Russian government and those accountable for the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. We remain prepared to use these experts in an immediate and specific manner as events warrant.
This new E.O, in reaction to the Russian government’s steps adding to the situation in Ukraine. Databases eight Russian government officials who’re being chosen for sanctions.
They are Yelena Mizulina, Sergey Glazyev, Leonid Slutsky, Andrei Klishas, Valentina Matviyenko, Dmitry Rogozin, and Vladislav Surkov. America will also seek to put up accountable people who use their resources or influence to aid or act-on behalf of senior Russian government officials.
We notice that the Russian leadership gets substantial assistance from, and requires action through, people who don’t themselves serve in just about any official capacity. Our current focus would be to identify him or her and target their individual resources, although not businesses they may control with respect to the Russian state. Along with the brand new E.O., the Treasury Department today has imposed sanctions on four different people under E.O. 13660, released on March 6, due to their actions or policies that threaten the peace, safety, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine and in undermining the Federal Government of Ukraine.
They’re Crimea-based former Ukrainian presidential chief of staff Viktor Medvedchuk and Vladimir Konstantinov; separatist leaders Sergey Aksyonov; and former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
Today’s actions send a powerful message to the Russian government that you will find consequences for their actions that violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including their actions promoting the illegal referendum for Crimean divorce.
America, as well as international partners, will continue steadily to uphold the Ukrainian government to make sure that charges are added on Crimean separatists and their Russian backers.
Today’s measures also serve as notice to Russia that until it abides by its international obligations and returns its military forces for their original bases and values Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, America is ready to take extra measures to enforce more political and financial costs.
Vladislav Surkov: Surkov is being sanctioned for his position as a Presidential Aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sergey Glazyev: Glazyev is being sanctioned for his position as a Presidential Adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Leonid Slutsky: Slutsky is being sanctioned for his position as a State Duma deputy, where he’s Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Relations with Compatriots.
Andrei Klishas: Klishas is being sanctioned for his position as a Member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and as Chairman of the Federation Council Committee of Constitutional Law, Judicial, and Legal Affairs, and the Development of Civil Society.
Valentina Matviyenko: Matviyenko is being sanctioned for her position as Head of the Federation Council Dmitry Rogozin: Rogozin is being sanctioned for his standing as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Yelena Mizulina: Mizulina is being sanctioned for her position as a State Duma Deputy. Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being specified for threatening the peace, safety, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes.
Aksyonov has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyiv and promises to function as the Prime Minister of Crimea.
Vladimir Konstantinov: Konstantinov is being specified for threatening the peace, safety, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes.
Konstantinov may be the speaker of the Crimean parliament, which on March 11, 2014, declared independence from Ukraine.
Viktor Medvedchuk: Medvedchuk, leader of Ukrainian Option, is being specified for threatening the peace, safety, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. He’s also being chosen because he’s materially aided, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technical support to Yanukovych and because he’s a head of an organization that’s, or whose members have, engaged in actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine and actions or policies that threaten the peace, safety, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Viktor Yanukovych: Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is being specified for threatening the peace, safety, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes.
After leaving Kyiv and eventually fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine.