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“US Treasury Sanctions Additional Individuals For Threatening The Territorial Integrity Of Ukraine”

“The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 20 sanctioned seven separatists in Ukraine responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and/or asserting governmental authority over a part or region of Ukraine without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine. These actions were taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13660. 

“The United States will continue to take action to hold accountable those persons engaged in efforts to destabilize Crimea and eastern Ukraine,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “These individuals have all contributed to attempts to illegally undermine the legitimate government in Kyiv, notably by falsely proclaiming leadership positions and fomenting violent unrest.” 

Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, a separatist leader, has declared that the rebels have adopted a “take-no-prisoners” approach with future clashes with the Ukrainian security forces, claiming his men will “kill them all.” He also publically claimed his men would take all necessary measures to disrupt the Ukrainian elections in May. Ponomaryov is the former self-proclaimed “people’s mayor” of Slovyansk who declared himself mayor after leading a group of armed separatists in an assault on the Slovyansk mayor’s office in April. The town of Slovyansk has since become one of the centers of the separatist movement, and has been taken over by armed pro-Russia rebels. 

Denis Pushilin is a leader of a group calling itself the “Donetsk People’s Republic,” which has seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine, declared itself to be a sovereign state, and requested that it be allowed to join the Russian Federation. Pushilin has overseen an uprising that has seized town halls, police stations, and other buildings in towns across Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Pushilin stated that he and his followers would not release the buildings they seized until the Ukrainian government vacated its government buildings and the Donetsk region got an independence referendum. At a May press conference, Pushilin also stated that civilian and military authorities independent of Kyiv would be formed in the Donetsk region following the results of the illegitimate referendum on the region’s status in May. He further stated that the presence of any Ukrainian military remaining in the Donetsk region after the announcement of the referendum’s results would be considered illegal. 

Andrey Purgin describes himself as the co-head of a council running the separatist government in Donetsk. He advocated for the illegitimate May referendum and the federalization of Ukraine and took part in the storming of the Donetsk regional administration building earlier this year. Purgin founded the pro-Russian “Republic of Donetsk” organization in December 2005. The group’s activities were forbidden by a Ukrainian court, which considered them to be directed at the territorial disintegration of Ukraine. 

Igor Girkin (who is also known as Igor Strelkov) is the self-described “commander-in-chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic” who controls a group of armed separatists in Slovyansk. Girkin is responsible for the abduction of military observers in Ukraine, and an attack on the Slovyansk Internal Affairs Administration and the 25th Air Mobile Brigade from whom he stole a large cache of weapons. [He is a Russain -GRM]. 

Valery Bolotov has proclaimed himself governor of the separatist-controlled Luhansk region and has publically declared war on the government in Kyiv. Bolotov took direction from Girkin to hold a sham referendum in Luhansk in May.

Sergei Menyailo is the de facto “acting governor” of Sevastopol. He assisted in the formation of Sevastopol’s self-defense squads, which played a key role in facilitating Russia’s occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and were later entered into the ranks of the Russian military. Menyailo is part of a commission established to ensure the effectiveness of Russian federal executive bodies in Crimea.

Valery Kaurov is the self-described “president of Novorossiya” and has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to deploy troops to the territory described as Novorossiya. He has supported separatist activities in Ukraine’s Donetsk andLugansk territories.

As a result of these June 20 actions, any assets of the individuals designated here that are within U.S. jurisdiction must be frozen. Additionally, transactions by U.S. persons or within the United States involving the individuals designated today are generally prohibited.

Identifying Information

Name: Vyacheslav Ponomaryov 

AKA: Vyacheslav Ponomarev 
AKA: Vachislav Ponomaryov 
DOB: 2 May 1965

Name: Denis Pushilin 
AKA: Denis Pushylin 
AKA: Denys Pushylin 
AKA: Denis Volodymyrovych Pushylin 
POB: Makeevka, Ukraine 
DOB: 9 May 1981

Name: Andrey Yevgenyevich Purgin 
AKA: Andrei Purgin 
AKA: Andrej Purgin 
AKA: Andriy Purgin 
AKA: Andriy Purgyn 
AKA: Andriy Purhin 
DOB: 26 Jan, 1972

Name: Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin 
AKA: Igor Strelok 
AKA: Igor Ivanovich Strelkov 
AKA: Ihor Strelkov 
DOB: 17 Dec 1970 
Citizenship: Russian 
Passport: 4506460961 
Address: Shenkurskiy Passage (Proyezd), House 8-6, Apartment 136, Moscow, Russia

Name: Valery Bolotov 
AKA: Valeriy Bolotov 
AKA: Valeri Bolotov 
DOB: 1970 
Alt DOB: 1971

Name: Sergei Ivanovich Menyailo 
AKA: Sergei Menyailo 
AKA: Sergey Menyailo 
DOB: 22 Aug 1960 
POB: Alagir, North Ossetia, Russia 
Title: Acting Governor of Sevastopol

Name: Valery Vladimirovich Kaurov 
AKA: Valerii Volodymyrovych Kaurov 
AKA: Valery Kaurov 
AKA: Valeriy Kaurov 
DOB: 2 Apr 1956 
POB: Odessa, Ukraine”


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