27 Feb 2024 15:15

More than 6,000 Russian persons, entities now subject to sanctions

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - More than 6,000 Russian persons and entities are now subject to Western sanctions as the result of the latest round of restrictions imposed.

The exact number is now 6,063, compared to around 1,000 as of February 20, 2022 and 5,444 at the end of last year, according to data from the X-Compliance system.

The United States and its allies have already imposed 1,019 sanctions-related measures against Russian persons and legal entities since the beginning of 2024. These include 964 in the brief period from February 22 to 25; as many as 488 Russian individuals were included in the American lists, a record for a single day, 161 in Canadian, 151 in European and 86 in Australian lists.

Western countries are increasingly imposing sanctions against companies from third countries suspected of violating restrictions against Russia. According to X-Compliance system data, the U.S., EU and UK imposed 483 sanctions against foreign companies under programs related to anti-Russian measures for the period 2022 to 2024. Most these are companies from the UAE, Cyprus, China, and Turkey.

The European Union, which did not impose sanctions related to anti-Russian measures against companies from third countries in 2021, imposed secondary sanctions against eight companies in 2022, 21 in 2023 and 16 since the beginning of 2024. The lists under the 13th package of sanctions includes organizations from jurisdictions such as India, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Thailand, Belarus and North Korea.

X-Compliance's regular sanctions statistics take 11 major foreign sanctions lists, including the U.S., EU, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Canada, Japan and Australia, into account.

X-Compliance is a service to manage compliance risks created by Interfax group specialists. A National Financial Market Council survey found that 63% of financial organizations use X-Compliance, partly to ensure they comply with Russian counter-sanctions.