Additional US Sanctions Imposed on Russian and Ukrainian Persons, But No Significant Escalation

August 03, 2015

On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Government added dozens of Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities to the Ukraine-related sanctions lists.1 U.S. officials have stated that these new additions are not an escalation of U.S. sanctions policy, and instead are intended to counter attempts to circumvent U.S. sanctions, further align U.S. measures with those of other countries that have imposed similar sanctions (including the European Union and Canada) and provide further sanctions compliance guidance to the private sector. The Russian Government has denounced the measures and vowed to retaliate, though no specific response has been made public yet.

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