Supply of electronics to Russia: US imposes sanctions on 3 companies and 7 people
The United States has issued an order suspending export privileges for three companies and seven individuals: they are involved in the supply of electronics to Russia
This is reported in a statement by the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce, issued by Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod.
The sanctions list includes Nikolay Goltsev, Salimdzhon Nasriddinov, Kristina Puzyreva, Oleg Zenchenko, Yekaterina Vetoshkina, Pavel Chernikov, Vladimir Bochkarev. Four of them live in Russia, one in the United States, and two in Canada.
The sanctioned companies SH Brothers Group Inc. (SH Brothers), SN Electronics, Inc. (SN Electronics), and Suntronic F.Z.E. (Suntronic) are based in the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
"These ten parties are alleged to be part of a sophisticated global procurement scheme that unlawfully sourced and purchased millions of dollars in dual-use electronics for end-users in Russia, including companies affiliated with the Russian military" the statement reads.
It is stated that during the investigation, the electronics elements supplied by the companies were found in Russian military equipment and weapons captured by Ukraine, namely in the Torn-MDM radio reconnaissance complex, the RB-301B Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare complex, the Izdeliye 305E light multi-purpose guided missile, Ka-52 helicopters, Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and T-72B3 battle tanks.
"By cutting off access to U.S. items, today’s temporary denial order prevents a global Russian procurement ring of brokers and companies from supporting the Russian war machine. We will continue to focus our enforcement efforts against the highest priority items needed by Russia to prosecute its unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine, including electronic components used in drones, missiles, and tanks," Axelrod said.
Earlier, journalists learned that Russian trading companies continue to receive small arms and ammunition from the EU and the US despite the sanctions imposed on Russia since 2014. In total, Russia managed to purchase 7.3 thousand firearms and 8 million rounds of ammunition.