US blacklists 38 Russian tycoons, state officials, companies
WASHINGTON, Apr 6 (PRIME) -- The U.S. has imposed sanctions against seven Russian businessmen, 17 state officials, 12 companies, weapons producer Rosoboroneksport and its affiliate bank, the Department of the Treasury said in a statement on Friday.
The list of businessmen comprises Surgutneftegas CEO Vladimir Bogdanov, tycoons Viktor Vekselberg, Kirill Shamalov, Igor Rotenberg, Oleg Deripaska, Suleiman Kerimov, Andrei Skoch.
The list of state officials comprises Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, VTB CEO Andrei Kostin, as well as Andrei Akimov, Mikhail Fradkov, Sergei Fursenko, Oleg Govorun, Alexei Dyumin, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Konstantin Kosachev, Nikolai Patrushev, Vladislav Reznik, Evgeny Shkolov, Alexander Torshin, Vladimir Ustinov, Timur Valiulin, Alexander Zharov and Viktor Zolotov.
The list of companies comprises En+ Group, GAZ Group, RUSAL, Basic Element (BasEl), EuroSibEnergo and Renova, Gazprom Drilling, Russian Machines, B-Finance Ltd., Agroholding Kuban, NPV Engineering and Ladoga Menedzhment.
Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said as cited in the statement, “The Russian government engages in a range of malign activity around the globe, including continuing to occupy Crimea and instigate violence in eastern Ukraine, supplying the Assad regime with material and weaponry as they bomb their own civilians, attempting to subvert Western democracies, and malicious cyber activities. Russian oligarchs and elites who profit from this corrupt system will no longer be insulated from the consequences of their government’s destabilizing activities.”