RIGA - In connection with the sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) on Russia and Belarus, 34 legal entities subject to sanctions have been identified in Latvian financial institutions by the end of April, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) told LETA.
These entities are not directly in the sanctions list, but the ownership or control of the persons subject to sanctions has been established within these legal entities, thus their funds and securities have been frozen.
The FCMC also informed that five individuals directly subject to sanctions have been identified in Latvian financial institutions
In total, in connection with the sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia and Belarus, approximately EUR 56 million have been frozen in Latvian financial institutions by the end of April.
At the same time, the FCMC pointed out that financial institutions had provided data in accordance with the assessment made up to that date, but work continues. "The amount of frozen funds may change in the future due to ongoing investigations, high-risk customer account transactions have been suspended and new sanctions are being imposed," the commission said.