The state Department explained the delay in the execution of sanctions against Russia
The definition of individuals and companies from Russia, which could potentially fall under U.S. sanctions, a complex process that requires time, stated in the state Department. Earlier in the Senate, criticized the delay in the execution of sanctions against Russia.
The state Department is working to identify individuals and organizations associated with the Russian defense and intelligence sectors, and the failure of the deadline due to the complexity of the process. About this at a press briefing said state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
According to her, the definition of such persons and entities may lead to the fact that they will be subjected to new sanctions. In the state Department “working on the completion of the process”. “I understand, and I’m not working on it personally, but I was told by the people who work, it is quite difficult and may take some time,” explained Nauert.
She noted that in addition to the compilation of the list itself, the foreign Ministry staff develop guidelines for U.S. companies, which produce such a list could affect, as well as for “important allies and NATO partners, who need such guidance to not be exposed to sanctions.” Nauert noted that the state Department is aware of the concerns of the Senate because of the delay.