Sanctions against Russia: US adds 81 entities to list of companies sanctioned over Crimea, Donbas

10:05 Sep. 7, 2016

US adds 81 entities to list of companies sanctioned over Crimea, Donbas

Symbolic photo of sanctions against Russia (GettyImages Photo)

Measures taken to ensure efficiency of sanctions against Russia over 'fueling Ukrainian conflict', document says

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding eighty-one entities under eighty-six entries to the Entity List subject to sanctions over Crimea and Donbas. 

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'The eighty-one entities who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS is taking this action to ensure the efficacy of existing sanctions on the Russian Federation (Russia) for violating international law and fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine,'the document reads. 

 Read also: US sanctions firms of Putin's allies building Kerch Bridge in annexed Crimea

These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the Crimea region of Ukraine, Hong Kong, India, and Russia.

The list was published on September 7, 2016.

Reporting by UNIAN


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