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US imposes sanctions on Mir payment system, banks, and Russian ambassador to Belarus: Full list

US imposes sanctions on Mir payment system, banks, and Russian ambassador to Belarus: Full list Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The United States of America today, on February 23, imposed a comprehensive package of sanctions against Russia for its military aggression in Ukraine. Hundreds of legal entities have been subjected to restrictions, according to the US Department of the Treasury.

The largest package of sanctions during the war

The United States has announced the most significant package of sanctions since the outbreak of the war. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury is imposing sanctions on nearly 300 individuals and entities.

"Together with actions from the U.S. Department of State (State), this is the largest number of sanctions imposed since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine," the statement said.

The US has also imposed sanctions on those involved in supporting future sources of revenue from energy in Russia, supporting Russia's ability to wage aggressive war, and facilitating evasion of sanctions and their circumvention.


Those targeted by the US sanctions include:

  • Russian Ambassador to Belarus Boris Gryzlov;
  • State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev;
  • Minister of National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information of the Chechen Republic Ahmed Dudayev;
  • CEO of JSC OKB Novator Farid Abdrakhmanov;
  • Head of the Military-Civil Administration of the Kharkiv Region Vitaliy Ganchev;
  • CEO of the Tulamashzavod Yevgeny Dronov;
  • Head of the Department of the Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Igor Rakitin;
  • CEO of new productions at PJSC Special Economic Zone PPT Alabuga Sergey Alekseev;
  • Member of the Wagner PMC Andrey Troshchev;
  • Moldovan parliament deputy Marina Tauber;
  • Moldovan citizen Valeriy Kopeychin;
  • Director of the Belarusian JSC 558 Aviation Repair Plant Pavel Pinigin.

Legal entities

Washington has imposed sanctions against the Russian joint-stock company Special Economic Zone of Industrial Production Alabuga, which supports contracts with Russian military for the assembly of Gerant-2 drones sent from Iran, while increasing domestic production capacity for the production of many components for the Iranian army.

The US Treasury Department also targeted Russia's main financial infrastructure. The National Payment Card System Joint Stock Company, which is the state operator of the Russian National Payment System Mir, has been restricted.

Others subject to sanctions include:

  • Aurus car manufacturer;
  • Rosgeologia;
  • Gazprom Space Systems;
  • Ruskhimalliance, the operator of the project to build a gas processing and liquefaction complex in Ust-Luga;
  • IT companies T1 and Red Soft;
  • Shipbuilding complex Zvezda;
  • Private arms company Lobaev Arms;
  • SPB Bank and Avangard Bank;
  • Gold mining company Southern Urals Gold.

Evasion of sanctions

In addition to individuals and legal entities located in Russia, the US Treasury continues to pursue individuals outside the Russian Federation who facilitate, organize, participate, and otherwise support the transfer of critical technologies and equipment to the Russian military-industrial base.

The current list of sanctions includes exporters from third countries and technology carriers, equipment, and spare parts to Russia, a forwarder engaged in arms supplies to Russia, and a transnational money laundering network facilitating the illegal movement of Russian-origin products.

In total, today, sanctions have been imposed on 26 legal and natural persons from third countries in 11 countries, including the People's Republic of China, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, and Liechtenstein.

US sanctions against Russia

The US recently announced a new package of sanctions against Russia. Restrictions were to apply to its defense industry and aimed to reduce its export potential.

The US State Department announced that the sanctions would have a devastating impact.

Today, US President Joe Biden announced that the country had imposed a comprehensive package of sanctions against Russia for its war in Ukraine and the death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.