The U.S. Department of Treasury actively works on the new sanctions against Russia that will be announced in a short time. Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Secretary of Treasury claimed this as Ukrinform reported.
'We actively work on the sanctions against Russia on the basis of our confidential briefing (Kremlin report)', he said.
Steven Mnuchin added that the administration works out all necessary steps to impose the sanctions provided by the bill ‘On Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions’ adopted in August 2017.
'I can assure you that these sanctions will be imposed soon', Mnuchin emphasized.
As we reported the ‘Kremlin report’ was presented in the US Congress on January 29. It contains 210 names close to Putin’s government. The US State Treasury presented only nonclassified part of the report. Particularly, the list includes all ministers of the Russian government, heads of the presidential administration, heads of both chambers of the parliament, mayor of Moscow and governor of St. Petersburg, leading businessmen and heads of the state companies.
Among those included in the list there are the Head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vayno, the Russian president’s press secretary., the Parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, the Federation Council speaker Valentyna Matvienko, the Rosneft’ CEO Igor Sechin, Gazprom CER Alexey Miller, the Head of the Federal Secret Service Aleksandr Bortnikov, as well as some entrepreneurs like Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, Evgeniy Kaspersky, Suleyman Kerimov.
Later Steven Mnuchin, the US Secretary of the Treasury claimed that the US will impose more sanctions against Russian high-ranked officials and oligarchs after the release of the ‘Kremlin report’.
It was also reported that the Russian oligarchs that were included in the Kremlin report, which has been published by the US Treasury Department, have begun facing additional vetting, at least during certain transactions on February 7.