The United States has once again expanded the sanctions list and included almost 40 Russian citizens and legal entities. This was reported on the website of the American Ministry of Finance.
The investment company AFK Sistema was subject to restrictions. As the US Treasury explained, blocking sanctions apply to all companies whose share in it starts from 50%, even if they themselves are not included in the sanctions list.
The Arctic LNG-2 company was also subject to sanctions. , Absolut Bank, Home Bank, Post Bank, Russian Standard Bank, All-Russian Regional Development Bank (RRDB), Russian Regional Bank, East West United Bank, St. Petersburg Exchange (“SPB Exchange”) , as well as Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
As individuals, the list included Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov, General Director of Danone Yakub Zakriev (his father Salman Zakriev is the first deputy chairman of the Chechen parliament), as well as the creator of the Lancet kamikaze drones Alexander Zakharov and members of his family. Important Stories had previously found property in the UK for Zakharov’s wife and son. The publication noted that his youngest son, Lavrentiy, works at the UN Institute for Disarmament Issues (UNIDIR) in Geneva.
SPB Exchange, after the introduction of blocking US sanctions, temporarily suspended trading in foreign shares.