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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The United States expanded sanctions against officials of the energy Ministry, “Kalashnikov”, the Crimean turbine


The U.S. Treasury Department announced the extension of anti-Russian sanctions. The Americans have distributed their effect more on 21 individuals from Russia and Ukraine, and also in nine companies. Another 12 companies made more specific.

treasury department. Photo: Florian Hirzinger.

Under the restrictions were, in particular, Deputy Minister of energy of Russia Andrey Cherezov, and also the Director of the Department of the Department for operational control and management in electric power industry and the economy Grabchak. One of the defendants in the updated sanctions list, Bogdan Kolosov, allegedly associated with arms concern “Kalashnikov”.

Among those restrictions companies, in particular, named ZAO “Vneshtorgservis” and OOO “Tekhnopromexport” (structure of “Rostec”) and “Power machines”. The last two patterns featured in the history of Siemens supplying turbines to the Crimea.

Mentioned by the U.S. Treasury, the citizens of Russia and Ukraine in most associated with the breakaway republics of Donbass.

US sanctions will also affect OOO “Europolis”, which, as stated in the document, is an influential businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin.

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