US sanctions against Russia: who will be in the expanded “the Kremlin list”

US sanctions against Russia: who will be in the expanded “the Kremlin list”

The US is preparing a new blow against Russia. In America, think about increasing the number of defendants in the “Kremlin report”. The publication of the previous list has hit the reputation and business of Russian entrepreneurs.

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, in an interview with CBS said that the United States is considering the possibility of imposing additional sanctions against the Russians. According to him, the United States has “taken steps in accordance with CAATSA (the law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions” — “Газета.Ru”) which prevented a major defense deal Russia”.

“We are considering additional persons for the possible introduction of sanctions,” said Mr. Tillerson, answering the question “why no sanctions are imposed, which wants the vast majority of members of Congress.”

Due to the aggravation of the situation around Ukraine, the United States has repeatedly imposed sanctions against Russia and Russian citizens, say the experts. “2014 was approximately 45 reports that sanctions will be imposed or strengthened the measures that are already there. However, the most difficult were the first steps that were taken: restriction of crediting of the Russian banks in developed countries limit the import to Russia of certain technologies,” comments managing partner HEADS Consulting Alexander Bazykin.

In particular, last year was published the sanctions list from 33 defense enterprises and six “intelligence” organizations, in respect of which the restrictions on lending and tightened visa policy.

In January of this year, the U.S. Treasury has also published “the Kremlin list”. It was almost the entire leadership of Russia, as well as prominent businessmen and public figures — a total of 210 people.

The selection criterion for officials was the proximity to the highest echelons of the Russian government, for businessmen — the amount of income of at least $1 billion.

When you start to act sanctions against the listed entities, is unclear. But as commented “Газете.Ru” Nikolai Zlobin, head of the Center on global interests in Washington, entrepreneurs are very vulnerable to sanctions: Russian big business extensive partnerships with the West and he has something to lose.

As reported by Bloomberg, Russian businessmen have already started to notice that their activities are paying greater attention after the publication in the U.S. “the Kremlin report.” One unidentified businessman from the list noted that the deal, which should close within a few months, can be broken. Another businessman complained that the report “hit on his reputation.” Agency sources also pointed out that after the publication of the report, banks have begun to more carefully monitor the transaction of business from the list.