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 US sanctions Moscow-based Tempbank officials over Syria

The U.S. Department of Treasury has added nine officials of Moscow-based Tempbank to its sanctions blacklist in response to continuing violence in Syria.

As reported by Censor. NET citing the statement by the U.S. Department of Treasury, the officials have been designated for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, Tempbank, and for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Tempbank" that was designated in May 2014 "for providing material support and services to the Government of Syria, including the Central Bank of Syria and SYTROL, Syria's state oil marketing firm."

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Sanctioned Tempbank officials include senior executive Mikhail Gagloev and Board Members Elena Apanasenko, Nikolay Akhlomov, Irina Kozhenkova, Andrey Dubinyak, Arkadiy Vainshtein, Vladimir Gagloev, Elena Zhirova, Dmitriy Mityaev, Leonid Reshetnikov.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a total of eighteen individuals and five entities in Russia and Syria in response to the continued acts of violence committed by the Government of Syria, led by Bashar al-Assad, against its own citizens.

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