U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday designated 21 individuals and 9 entities under four Executive Orders related to Russia and Ukraine, including three individuals and two entities due to Russia’s transfer of four turbines made by a Russian-German joint venture to Crimea. This was reported on the website of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“Today’s action is part of Treasury’s continued commitment to maintain sanctions pressure on Russia until it fully implements its commitments under the Minsk agreements. This action underscores the U.S. government’s opposition to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and firm refusal to recognize its attempted annexation of the peninsula. These sanctions follow the European Union’s recent extension of sanctions and reinforce our continued unity in supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the message says.
21 individuals and 9 entities were added to the sanctions list. Russian companies such as Surgutneftegaz, PJSC Power Machines, Technopromexport LLC and others got into the list.
Among the individuals, there are Andrey Cherezov, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy in the Department of Operational Control and Management in the Electric Power Industry, Evgeniy Grabchak, the Head of the Department for the Russian Energy Ministry’s Department of Operational Control and Management in the Electric Power Industry, head of Technopromexport Sergey Topor-Gilka.
As it was reported earlier the White House planned to impose new sanctions against the Kremlin.
Last August, the U.S. Congress almost unilaterally approved the law H.R. 3364, ‘Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions'. President Trump signed it, which implies the law can take force. The bill foresees further restrictions against Russia's state-run metallurgy and mining industry, as well as railway transport.