[House Document 113-98]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-98

 
 BLOCKING PROPERTY OF ADDITIONAL PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SITUATION 
                               IN UKRAINE

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

  EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE 
                      ORDER 13660 OF MARCH 6, 2014




   March 18, 2014.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                        Washington, March 16, 2014.
Hon. John Boehner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby 
report that I have issued an Executive Order (the ``order'') 
expanding the scope of the national emergency I declared in 
Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, with respect to the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in 
Ukraine.
    In the order, I find that the actions and policies of the 
Government of the Russian Federation with respect to Ukraine--
including the recent deployment of Russian Federation military 
forces in the Crimea region of Ukraine--undermine democratic 
processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, 
security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; 
and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, and 
thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States. The 
order blocks the property and interests in property of persons 
listed in an Annex to the order. The order also blocks the 
property and interests in property of persons determined by the 
Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary 
of State:
           to be an official of the Government of the 
        Russian Federation;
           to operate in the arms and related materiel 
        sector in the Russian Federation;
           to be owned or controlled by, or to have 
        acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly 
        or indirectly:
                   a senior official of the Government of 
                the Russian Federation; or
                   a person whose property and interests 
                in property are blocked pursuant to the order; 
                or
           to have materially assisted, sponsored, or 
        provided financial, material, or technological support 
        for, or goods or services to or in support of:
                   a senior official of the Government of 
                the Russian Federation; or
                   a person whose property and interests 
                in property are blocked pursuant to the order.
    In addition, the order suspends entry into the United 
States of any alien determined to meet one or more of the above 
criteria.
    I have delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury the 
authority, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to take 
such actions, including the promulgation of rules and 
regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President 
by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the 
order. All agencies of the United States Government are 
directed to take all appropriate measures within their 
authority to carry out the provisions of the order.
    I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued.
            Sincerely,

                                                      Barack Obama.
                            Executive Order

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 Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation 
                               in Ukraine

    By the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 
including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 
U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 
of title 3, United States Code,
    I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, 
hereby expand the scope of the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, finding that the 
actions and policies of the Government of the Russian 
Federation with respect to Ukraine--including the recent 
deployment of Russian Federation military forces in the Crimea 
region of Ukraine--undermine democratic processes and 
institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, 
stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and 
contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, and thereby 
constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States. Accordingly, 
I hereby order:
    Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that 
are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United 
States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or 
control of any United States person (including any foreign 
branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be 
transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:
          (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; 
        and
          (ii) persons determined by the Secretary of the 
        Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:
                  (A) to be an official of the Government of 
                the Russian Federation;
                  (B) to operate in the arms or related 
                materiel sector in the Russian Federation;
                  (C) to be owned or controlled by, or to have 
                acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, 
                directly or indirectly:
                          (1) a senior official of the 
                        Government of the Russian Federation; 
                        or
                          (2) a person whose property and 
                        interests in property are blocked 
                        pursuant to this order; or
                  (D) to have materially assisted, sponsored, 
                or provided financial, material, or 
                technological support for, or goods or services 
                to or in support of:
                          (1) a senior official of the 
                        Government of the Russian Federation; 
                        or
                          (2) a person whose property and 
                        interests in property are blocked 
                        pursuant to this order.
    (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section 
apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in 
regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued 
pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract 
entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the 
effective date of this order.
    Sec. 2. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and 
nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined 
to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(a) of this 
order would be detrimental to the interests of the United 
States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as 
immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons. Such persons 
shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of 
Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of 
Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans 
and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).
    Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of 
the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA 
(50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant 
to section 1 of this order would seriously impair my ability to 
deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13660, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by 
section 1 of this order.
    Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include 
but are not limited to:
    (a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, 
goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant 
to this order; and
    (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, 
goods, or services from any such person.
    Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the 
purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or 
attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this 
order is prohibited.
    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the 
prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
    Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:
    (a) the term ``person'' means an individual or entity;
    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, association, 
trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other 
organization;
    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any United 
States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized 
under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within 
the United States (including foreign branches), or any person 
in the United States; and
    (d) the term the ``Government of the Russian Federation'' 
means the Government of the Russian Federation, any political 
subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including the 
Central Bank of the Government of the Russian Federation, and 
any person owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf 
of, the Government of the Russian Federation.
    Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a 
constitutional presence in the United States, I find that 
because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets 
instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be 
taken pursuant to this order would render those measures 
ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to 
be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13660, there need be no prior notice of a 
listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this 
order.
    Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with 
the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such 
actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, 
and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA, as 
may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The 
Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions 
to other officers and agencies of the United States Government 
consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United 
States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate 
measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of 
this order.
    Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with 
the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to determine that 
circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property 
and interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to 
this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that 
determination.
    Sec. 10. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United 
States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, 
employees, or agents, or any other person.
    Sec. 11. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern 
daylight time on March 17, 2014.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, March 16, 2014.