U.S. Treasury soon to publish list of "Putin's oligarchs" to be sanctioned
The United States Treasury is still working on a list of Russian oligarchs from the encirclement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, against whom sanctions can be imposed in the near future, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at a briefing in the White House on Thursday, January 11.
In particular, he was asked to give an update on the Treasury's progress on the list of Russian oligarchs, against whom sanctions may be imposed under Congressional law No. H R. 3364 on countering America's adversaries through sanctions.
"We're working on it as we speak. It should be released in the near future and it's something we're very focused on," he said.
Read alsoU.S.-Ukraine weapons deal has Russia up in arms - StratforAs UNIAN reported earlier, on January 9, 2018, the U.S. State Department said it continues work to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation, which could affect the oligarchs from the encirclement of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On August 2, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed off the Russia sanctions act Congress that the media said had been forced upon him.
Read alsoU.S. preparing to deal a heavy blow on Russia – private intel firmIn November, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury would prepare a new list of Russian businessmen and companies that may be subject to sanctions over Ukraine.
Klimkin said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on December 15 that sanctions against oligarchs from Putin's entourage would force the Russian Federation to agree to a real peacekeeping mission in Donbas.
On January 9, 2018, the U.S. State Department said it continues work to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation, which could affect the oligarchs from the encirclement of Russian President Vladimir Putin.