Weekly Roundup: EU Levies New Russia Sanctions, Case Links Venezuelan Officials to Cartel, and More

On Friday, the Council of the European Union designated 15 individuals and 18 entities deemed responsible for compromising the territorial integrity of Ukraine, bringing the total number of persons and entities sanctioned by the EU to 87 and 20, respectively. More A day earlier, Canada blacklisted Novatek, Russia's second largest natural gas producer, Gazprombank, its third largest financial institution, and Vnesheconombank, a state-owned development bank, according to Reuters. Small arms producing company Kalashnikov, the manufacturer of the AK-47 assault rifle, was also added to Canada's list of designated entities. More Russian citizens are seeking fewer bank loans and converting liquid...