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European Union Sanctions - Ukraine

Friday, 28 July 2017

This news release is issued in respect of measures taken against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine.

Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 has been amended with effect from 27 July 2017, following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/1374.

The following entry has been amended and is still subject to an asset freeze.


Deleted information appears in square brackets [  ]. Additional information appears in italics


ROTENBERG, Arkady, Romanovich

DOB: 15/12/1951.

POB: Leningrad (St Petersburg)

a.k.a: ROTENBERG , Arkadii , Romanovich

Other Information: He is a prominent Russian businessman who has close personal ties to President Putin. Since March 2014, Rotenberg, or his companies, have received State contracts totalling over USD 7 billion. Through these contracts he has financially benefited from Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. He is the owner of the Stroygazmontazh company which has been awarded a State contract for the construction of the Kerch bridge from Russia to the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea. He is [and] the chairman of the board of directors of publishing house Prosvescheniye which has notably implemented a public relations campaign supporting the Russian Government’s policy to integrate Crimea into Russia.

Listed on: 31/07/2014 Last Updated: [20/03/2015] 27/07/2017 Group ID: 13072

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individual.  If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services.  They must also report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury.  Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individual they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence

Further details of the sanctions regime related Ukraine/Russia and links to the Consolidated List of Individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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