“The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions against Russian billionaires and officials

The list includes the heads of Gazprom and VTB Alexey Miller and Andrey Kostin, and also Oleg Deripaska and his basic assets

The Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Milletto TASS Sergei Bobylev

– The structure of the U.S. Treasury, responsible for law enforcement in the area of sanctions (OFAC), published the “black list” of 38 of the richest Russian businessmen, officials of large companies.

The list is entitled Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List), he suggests the most rigid constraints follows from the document published Friday by the OFAC. Under the sanctions were seven businessmen, 14 companies and 17 government officials.

“The Russian government is acting disproportionately in favor of the oligarchs and government elites. The Russian government is involved in various hostile activity around the globe, including the ongoing occupation of Crimea and the fueling of violence in Eastern Ukraine, support for the regime (of Syrian President Bashar – if) Assad of materials and weapons, so that it can bomb its own citizens; attempts to undermine Western democracy and maintains a hostile cyberactivity”, – reads the statement of the Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin in support of the sanctions imposed.

The business in the “black list” was made the Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, businessmen Viktor Vekselberg, Igor Rotenberg and Oleg Deripaska, the head of Gazprombank Andrey Akimov and head of VTB Andrey Kostin. The sanctions imposed to the General Director “Surgutneftegaz” Vladimir Bogdanov, Board member of “SIBUR” Kirill Shamalov.

Also in the list made by the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolay Patrushev and the Director of Regardie Viktor Zolotov, Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Alexander Torshin, head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov, the Governor of Tula region Alexey Dyumin.

In addition, under the sanctions were the assets of Deripaska and JSC EuroSibEnergo, En+ and RUSAL, as well as its engineering assets of Basic Element group “GAS” and “Russian machines”. Included in the list associated with Rotenberg of the company “Gazprom Burenie” and JSC “enpivi Engineering”, “Rosoboronexport” and control of the Bank “Russian financial Corporation” (RFK-Bank).

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