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Executive Order: 'Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine'

7:48 AM, Mar 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Here's the executive order President Obama signed today on Ukraine: 

BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN 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, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions

in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability,

sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.  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foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:  any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

          (i)    to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the

          following:

               (A)  actions or policies that undermine

               democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine;

               (B)  actions or policies that threaten the peace,

               security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial

               integrity of Ukraine; or

               (C)  misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine

               or of an economically significant entity in

               Ukraine;

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          (ii)   to have asserted governmental authority over

          any part or region of Ukraine without the

          authorization of the Government of Ukraine;

          (iii)  to be a leader of an entity that has, or whose

          members have, engaged in any activity described in

          subsection (a)(i) or (a)(ii) of this section or of an

          entity whose property and interests in property are

          blocked pursuant to this order;

          (iv)   to have materially assisted, sponsored, or

          provided financial, material, or technological support

          for, or goods or services to or in support of, any

          activity described in subsection (a)(i) or (a)(ii) of

          this section or any person whose property and

          interests in property are blocked pursuant to this

          order; or

          (v)    to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted

          or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or

          indirectly, any 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

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