It is noted that the new sanctions concern a possible Moscow’s intervention in the U.S. elections in 2016.
Russian businessmen and entrepreneurs, whose wealth is more than $1 billion are on the sanctions list. Alexey Miller, CEO of Gazprom, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, and Aleksandr Zharov, the Head of Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications, - ed.) appeared in the sanctions list as well.
Besides, the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions against 15 Russian companies.
Earlier, the USA imposed sanctions against nine Russian companies, and the question on sanctions against 12 companies was specified. Besides, 21 names were entered in the sanctions list, including Andrey Cherezov, Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister. Russians and Russian companies, which were involved in the Siemens turbine motors supply to Crimea.
Russia stated that it has a right to respond, the sanctions and restrictions will not give a result.