1. The Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (the “UK Regulations”) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies conducting or directing cyber activity that undermines, or is intended to undermine, the integrity, prosperity or security of the United Kingdom or a country other than the United Kingdom; international organisations; and non-governmental organisations whose purposes relate to the governance of international sport or the Internet.
2. On 24 March 2022 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List to reflect changes to those persons designated under the UK Regulations. A link to the UK Sanctions List can be found below.
3. The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021 (the “Order”), made under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”), links to the UK Regulations.
4. Any changes to asset-freeze designations made under the UK Regulations are effective immediately by virtue of the ambulatory provisions in Jersey’s sanctions legislation.
5. An asset freeze now applies to the person listed in the Annex to this Notice under Part 3 of SAFL.
Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice)
6. The following designation has been made and is now subject to an asset freeze:
- CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY AND MECHANICS
What you must do
7. You must:
- immediately check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.
- freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources without notice and without delay.
- refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations and Financial Services (“MERFS”).
- report any findings to MERFS, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.
- provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MERFS may request. Information reported to MERFS may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.
8. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
9. Further information on sanctions can be found on the Government of Jersey website and the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) website.
10. Jersey guidance on the Cyber sanctions regime is available on JFSC website.
11. Copies of Jersey sanctions legislation, including the Order and SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.
12. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from legislation.gov.uk and other relevant information about this regime can be found on gov.uk.
13. A copy of the UK Sanctions List can be found here.
14. A copy of the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List can be found here.
15. Non-media enquiries, sanctions compliance reporting, and licence applications should be addressed to:
Head of International Compliance
Office of the Chief Executive
ANNEX TO NOTICE
FINANCIAL SANCTIONS: CYBER
1. CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY AND MECHANICS
a.k.a: (1) GNTs RF FGUP TsNIIKhM (2) NIII6 (3) Scientific Research Institute No 6 (4) State Research Centre of the Russian Federation Federal State Unitary Enterprise Central Scientific Research Institute for Chemistry and Mechanics (5) TsNIIKhM Address: 16a Nagatinskaya Street, Moscow, Russia. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):CYB0022 (UK Statement of Reasons):The Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (TsNIIKhM) was responsible for a cyber attack on a petrochemical company in August 2017. The cyber attack gained remote access to the Safety Instrumented Systems connected to the Industrial Control System of a petrochemical refinery. This shut down the plant for over a week. There is evidence to suggest that the shutdown was inadvertent while TsNIIKhM were attempting to cause a highly dangerous physical consequence through disabling the safety systems, which could have included an explosion. These actions caused economic loss and prejudice to commercial interests and/or was intended to undermine the security and prosperity of a country other than the United Kingdom. (Type of entity): Government-owned technical research institution Listed on: 24/03/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/03/2022 Last Updated: 24/03/2022 UK Consolidated Group ID: 15044.
Ministry of External Relations
25 March 2022