Today, OFAC has sanctioned 2 entities (Russia-based Vela-Marine Ltd and Slovakia-based Lacno S.R.O.) and 2 Russian individuals (Marina Igorevna Tsareva and Anton Aleksandrovich Nagibin) for attempting to “circumvent U.S. sanctions”. They were designated pursuant to Executive Order 13694 (as amended) based on the actions they undertook for Divetechnoservices, a Russian entity sanctioned in June 2018, for procuring a variety of underwater equipment and diving systems for Russian government agencies, including the Federal Security Service (also a US-designated entity). See OFAC Notice and Treasury press release.
OFAC has also sanctioned 2 Russian entities and 6 Russia-flagged vessels for being linked or “involved in the ship-to-ship transfer of refined petroleum products with North Korea-flagged vessels, an activity expressly prohibited by the UN Security Council”. Russian entities Primorye Maritime Logistics Co Ltd and Gudzon Shipping Co LLC, and Russia-flagged vessels BELLA, BOGATYR, NEPTUN, PARTIZAN, PATRIOT and SEVASTOPOL have been designated pursuant to Executive Order 13810. See OFAC Notice and Treasury press release.