The USA expanded the list of the Russian companies and businessmen to whom sanctions are applied

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The USA included the son Boris Rotenberg Roman and the son Victor Yanukovych Alexander in the list of persons against whom sanctions in connection with a situation in Ukraine and accession of the Crimea are imposed.

In total 12 people, it got to the list it is published On July 30 on the site of the Ministry of Finance of the USA, transfers  «Rain».

Under sanctions some structures of Vnesheconombank also got: Belarusian «Belvneshekonombank» , Russian agency on insurance of the export credits and investments, «Eximbank» , Federal center of a project financing, «Глобекс bank» , «Kraslesinvest» , «Prominvestbank» , RESAD, «Rose Group» , SME bank, «Communication bank» , «VEB Asia Limited» , «VEB Capital» , «VEB Engineering» , «VEB Leasing».

Restrictions affected also subsidiaries «Rosneft» —  «Vankorneft» , «Oil - an asset» , the Achinsk overworking plant, Angarsk oil refinery, Kuibyshev Refinery, Novokuibyshev Refinery, «Orenburgneft» , «RN Holding» , VBRR, «Samotlorneftegaz» , Syzran Refinery, Komsomolsk Refinery, «Yugansneftegaz» , «Rosneft Finance» , «Rosneft Trade Limited» , «Rosneft Trading».

The black list also included management company of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Corporation of development of the North Caucasus, UK «Fund of development of the Far East and Baikal region» , Izhevsk mechanical plant, «Izhmash concern» , commercial ports of Yevpatoria, Feodosiya, Kerch, Sevastopol, Yalta, and also Kerch ferry.

Personal sanctions, except Roman Rotenberg and Alexander Yanukovych, affected also, in particular, the Ukrainian billionaire Sergey Kurchenko and a top - the manager «Concern Kalashnikov» Andrey Bulyutin.

Roman Rotenberg heads the company - the producer of sports food «Doctor Sport» (Vitawin brand). He also holds a position vice-the president of the SKA hockey club and enters into board of Continental hockey league. In December it appointed the first vice-the president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation.

It is known that to economic sanctions against the Russian Federation six countries joined. It is about Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and also Ukraine.

We will remind, the first sanctions concerning Russia entered the EU, the USA and some other countries in March, 2014 in response to accession of the Crimea. After crash «Boeing» in Donetsk region and escalation of the conflict in the east of Ukraine restrictions were strengthened. Now sanctions concern not only certain people and the companies, but also the whole sectors of the Russian economy.

In response to it in August of last year Russia forbade import of the food from the countries which imposed sanctions. In particular, import of vegetables is forbidden, to meat and dairy products from EU countries.

In June, 2015 Russia prolonged embargo for a year.

Анатолий Чубаченко

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