On January 11, 2021, it became known that the United States of America imposed sanctions against 7 citizens and 4 Ukrainian mass media for interfering in the United States presidential election. Member of Parliament from the party “Servant of the People” Oleksandr Dubinskyi was also among these people. The appeal against him was sent by the Anti-Corruption Action Center.
The website of the US Department of Treasury states: “The US Department of Treasury has taken additional measures against seven persons and four entities that are part of the Russian-related foreign influence network related to Andriy Derkach. Russiain disinformation campaigns against American citizens are threat to our democracy”.
On October 5, 2020, the AntAC sent the appeal to the US Department of Treasury with detailed description of corrupt and pro-Kremlin actions of Dubinskyi with the request to include him in the sanction list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury.
On September 9, 2020, this body included Andriy Derkach, Member of Parliament of Ukraine, to the sanction list as Kremlin agent for numerous attempts to interfere in the US elections.
Oleksandr Dubinskyi actively helped Andriy Derkach. He went to press conferences with him, sent letters with misinformation to top US officials. The AntAC described actions of Oleksander in details and sent statement to the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury.
“Presence of person in the list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury means huge risk of blocking any accounts of this person or related to him companies abroad. Also, in Ukraine banks must determine unacceptably high risk regarding Dubinskyi and refuse to provide service to him. In the case of Dubinskyi, there would be problems in his Slovak companies, which he had hastily registered to his wife Lesya Tsybko. I also have great doubts that Mr. Oleksander will be able to receive income from youtube for posted content on his channel. I think it’s just the matter of time to block youtube accounts of Dubinskyi in general”, stated executive director of the AntAC Daria Kalenyuk.
We should recall that in October, Daria Kalenyuk described in details how the AntAC would seek sanctions for Kremlin agents using Dubinskyi’s case as the example.
Within the project #VISABANKREMLINAGENTS, the AntAC collects information on assets of corrupt and pro-Kremlin agents in the corridors of power and sends appeals to the EU, the UK, the US and Switzerland to ban entry to anyone who attacks Ukraine’s cooperation with the West, as well as to verify the source of assets of such persons.