“The U.S. administration began implementation of the new law on sanctions against Russia

List fall under the sanctions of companies is being examined in Congress

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Washington. 27 Oct. INTERFAX – the U.S. Administration has begun the process of practical implementation of the new law on sanctions against Russia, adopted this summer, and sent Congress a list of Russian officials related to defense and intelligence.

“The Secretary of state (Rex) Tillerson has allowed the state Department to prepare recommendations that identify people and organizations that either act in the interests of the Russian defence sector or the intelligence, or are connected with them”, – said at a briefing in Washington, the representative of the foreign Ministry Heather Nauert.
According to her, this document is currently being examined by Congress. Nauert said that the list of persons will be officially published on the website of the state Department, but the exact date is not called.

A list of about 30 companies, according to The Wall Street Journal. In particular, the Kalashnikov concern, Rosoboronexport, aircraft Corporation “MiG”, “Admiralty shipyards”, concern “Almaz-Antey”, “Izhmash”, “Izhevsk mechanical plant” (“Baikal”), “Dolgoprudny research and production enterprise” Federal research and production center “Titan-the Barricades”, “Uralvagonzavod”, “market”, Sukhoi, UAC, and others. In accordance with the requirements of the law, the state Department had to make a list until October 1, but this deadline is not met.

The law provides for the introduction from the beginning of 2018 sanctions against persons who commit, are included in the list of companies of certain transactions.
According to the WSJ, we are talking primarily about “significant” transactions related to defense or intelligence purposes, thus, not all without exception, the transaction will be subject to sanctions.

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