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Treasury Expands Sanctions Linked to Russian Moves in Ukraine


22 Dec 2015

Speaking in 2015 to Politico on the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to add almost three-dozen people to its Specially Designated Nationals list, John E. Smith noted that, “It is critical that Russia takes the steps necessary to comply with its obligations under the Minsk Agreements and to ensure a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. By more closely matching our designations with those of our international partners and thwarting attempts to evade sanctions¸ we are once again demonstrating the United States’ unwavering resolve to pressure Russia to respect the security and sovereignty of Ukraine.” 

Mr. Smith served as Director of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control from 2015 – 2018.




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