The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC) has added the representative office of Polarstar Logistics in Uzbekistan to the sanctions list, as reported on the agency’s website.

The new U.S. sanctions were imposed on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and relating to the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. These sanctions impacted over 500 individuals and entities in Russia and third countries across Europe, East Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.

OFAC does not specify exactly Polarstar Logistics' connection to Russia. The company, as per its website, engages in freight transportation, handling a range of commodities from cars to perishables. Additionally, the firm maintains an office in Dubai, UAE.

Da Group 22 and Elem Group, both registered in Kazakhstan, along with Kyrgyzstan’s Ukon, have faced sanctions. The U.S. Department of the Treasury reports that Ukon transported aircraft components and parts manufactured in the U.S. to Russia. Meanwhile, Da Group 22 and Elem Group, as noted by Kazakhstan’s media, are engaged in the wholesale of electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts.

Previously, Central Asian companies, including those from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, were added to U.S. sanctions lists. The U.S. imposed restrictions earlier on firms from these countries for supplying goods subject to sanctions to Russia.