Russia expects from US clarification on sanctions against the DPRK


RIA Novosti

Russia expects to receive from US clarifications on sanctions against representatives of the Russian Federation in connection with the DPRK, said the Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov at the meeting of the security Council.

“I would like to hear an explanation from the American side in relation to the announced on June 1, the extension of us sanctions against the DPRK, which was hit by three Russian companies and one citizen of our country. This step causes bewilderment and frustration,” — said Safronov on Friday.

The US Treasury said yesterday that Washington imposed sanctions against citizens of Russia and the DPRK in connection with the development of the nuclear program of Pyongyang. In particular, fell under sanctions three Russian companies, including “Independent oil and gas company” (NOC) Eduard Khudainatov and its structure — “NNK Primornefteprodukt”.

In addition, according to the document, the sanctions hit Russian Igor Michurin associated with the Russian company Ardis-bearings (LLC “Ardis-Bearing”), is registered in Moscow.