On 6 April, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank, pursuant to Executive Order 13661, 13662 and the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). According to the US Department of Treasury, the action “targets a number of the individuals listed in the [CAATSA] Section 241 report, including those who benefit from the Putin regime and play a key role in advancing Russia’s malign activities.”

OFAC also issued General License 12A, 13 and 14, and new Frequently Asked Questions. For more information about the new designations, the general license and the FAQs, visit the OFAC Ukraine-/Russia-related Sanctions page.