The Wagner Project


Sergey Nazarov is being designated for materially assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or goods and services in support of, the DPR and LPR.  He is the chairman of the Interagency Commission for Humanitarian Assistance in the Donbass Republics (the “Interagency Commission”), which is nominally dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions but in actuality also oversees projects in the transportation, trade, energy, tax, and financial sectors.  The Russian government, through Nazarov and the Interagency Commission, has exercised economic control in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.  In addition to his activities in Donetsk and Luhansk, Nazarov has also worked to encourage international investment in Crimea.  Nazarov, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, is also being designated pursuant to E.O. 13661 as an official of the Government of the Russian Federation.