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Friday, March 16, 2018

The US expanded its sanctions on officials of the Crimea, Donbass, bikers and PMC

The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday announced the extension of sanctions against individuals and companies whom he considers involved in the conflict in Ukraine. In the sanctions list of banks, officials of the Crimea and the breakaway republics of Donbass, bikers and private military company (PMC) “Wagner”, which allegedly participated in the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A total of 38 individuals and companies.

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In the presented list includes the name of Dmitri Utkin, who is called the head of “Wagner.” In addition, financial constraints at this time touched a catering company, “Concord” and “Concord management and consulting” restaurateur Eugene Prigogine, who is himself under sanctions since the end of 2016.

In the list of 11 individuals and organizations in Crimea. In a statement, the U.S. Treasury stresses that sanctions are not lifted until Russia will not stop “the occupation of the Peninsula.” Personal sanctions imposed against Deputy Minister of economic development Sergey Nazarov, who, according to the U.S. Treasury, is engaged in financial support of the LC and the DNI.

At the sanctions and now a number of organizations in the breakaway republics — for example, the State Bank of the LC and the Central Bank of the DPR. The new restrictions affected Russian DEM-Bank and Sevastopol PJSC vvb (formerly “KB Yaroslavich OAO”).

In the list owned by Leonid Fedun holding company “IFD Kapital” several “daughters” “Transneft” – state pension Fund “Transneft”, LLC “Transneft Finance”, “Chernomortransneft” engaged in the construction of pipelines “Transneft Diascan”, “Transneft — Druzhba” and others.

Interestingly, under the sanctions were the head of the organization “Night Wolves” Gennady Mikulov associated with it a holding of security structures “Wolf” and “Bike-center” in Nizhny Mnevniki — at the same address as the headquarters of the “Night wolves”.

A new addition to the list of sanctions is necessary in order to prevent attempts to circumvent previously imposed U.S. sanctions, underscore the U.S. Treasury. Thus, in the context of the conflict in Ukraine U.S. sanctions imposed against 407 companies and 160 individuals.

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