The US imposed sanctions against 38 people and companies because of the situation in Ukraine

Steven Mnuchin

The U.S. government has added to the sanctions list 38 names and names of organizations involved in “Russia’s actions in Ukraine.” This was reported on the website of the Federal Treasury of the United States.

“These actions will keep the pressure on Russia so that she was looking for a diplomatic solution. The current administration is focused on the diplomatic process, which guarantees the sovereignty of Ukraine. There can be no lifting of sanctions until Russia fulfills the commitments of the Minsk agreements”, — said the Minister of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.

In the list of 19 companies and 19 individuals. Among them, the private military company “Wagner” and the company “Concord catering” and “Concord management and consulting” — the latter two organizations included in the list because controlled restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is under sanctions from December 2016. In addition, under the restrictions were a number of officials from the Crimea and the self-proclaimed people’s republics in the territory of Ukraine, and also persons associated with the bike club “Night wolves”.

June 13 Congress, revealed the details of the bill on new sanctions against Russia. In the event of approval, American companies and individuals will not be allowed to lend to Russian banks for longer than 14 days. Currently, this period is 90 days. It is also proposed to limit the terms of financing of Russian oil and gas companies. They will set the credit period of 30 days.

In addition, within 180 days after the introduction of the amendments, the head of the U.S. Treasury must submit to Congress a report describing the possible consequences of the expansion of sanctions on the sovereign debt of Russia.