The US plans to extend the sanctions against Russia. It is planned that they will be imposed against the major businessmen and friends of Putin and their children. Anders Aslund, the Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council claimed this as Russian Nezavisimaia Gazeta reported.
The US will impose the sanctions against seven categories of the Russians. It is likely that the new measures will be assumed in February.
'The first group is the major enterprisers that work with the Kremlin on the aggressive actions abroad such as the command of the mercenaries in Ukraine, Syria or promotion of the disinformation of cyber-war. The second group is the close friend of Putin identified by Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov in the numerous reports. The third category is their children that got the impressive wealth and top leadership posts. The fourth category concerns the close friends of Putin that keep his significant wealth as we know from Russian Forbes or Panama Papers. The fifth one concerns the major businessmen that earned a lot from the direct business with the Kremlin and that own the companies along with Putin's allies or the businessmen that serve as the front for the Kremlin leaders', Aslund claimed.
The workers of the Russian state enterprises that got their posts due to the close relation with the Russian leader and use them in their interests fall under the sixth category.
'The seventh group is the companies owned by these people', Aslund noted.
According to Aslund, not all elite youth that lives abroad falls under the sanctions.
'The law does not accentuate on the children of the elite that live abroad. We offer such children that got the top leadership posts and the impressive wealth'.
It is also stated that the Russian officials usually pass their wealth to the children.