The USA State Division on Sunday introduced visa restrictions on greater than 2,000 Russian and Belarusian army officers for violations associated with the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and a brand new visa restriction coverage focused on Russian officers for human rights abuses, violations of world humanitarian legislation and corruption in Ukraine.
The dep. additionally introduced sanctions on 8 Russian maritime-related firms, together with the Russian Ministry of Protection’s transport corporate for its involvement in Russia’s “unlawful seizure and profession of Ukraine,” and added 69 vessels to the United States Treasury Division’s record of specifically designated nationals and blocked individuals.
It additionally sanctioned 3 Belarusian officers “for his or her involvement in a gross violation of human rights.”
In keeping with a truth sheet from the State Division, they imposed “visa restrictions on 2,596 participants of the Russian Federation army and 13 Belarusian army officers pursuant to a coverage underneath Phase 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act that applies to those that are believed to have supported, been actively complicit in, or been liable for ordering or another way directing or authorizing movements that threaten or violate the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of Ukraine.”
The newly created visa restriction, introduced within the truth sheet, “applies to Russian Federation army officers and Russia-backed or Russia-installed purported government who’re believed to were considering human rights abuses, violations of world humanitarian legislation, or public corruption in Ukraine, together with within the so-called ‘Donetsk Other people’s Republic’ or ‘Luhansk Other people’s Republic.’”
“Members of the family of those that fall underneath the coverage can be ineligible for visas,” it mentioned.