Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Russian PM Medvedev, FM Lavrov & other top figures included in US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List’

Kremlin List
Top Russian leaders, including PM Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have been included in the US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List,’ which also features scores of influential businessmen.

The first part lists a total of 114 Russian political figures, including Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vaino, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, as well as all Russian ministers, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other senior officials.

The list also includes top Russian businessmen Alisher Usmanov, Sergey Ivanov and Roman Abramovich.

The document is part of a sanctions law signed by Trump in August,  which targeted Russia in retaliation for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election – a claim which still lacks any evidence.

However, “It is not a sanctions list, and the inclusion of individuals or entities in this report… does not and in no way should be interpreted to impose sanctions on those individuals or entities,” the document says.

The report adds that it “does not create any other restrictions, prohibitions or limitations on dealing with such persons by either U.S. or foreign persons.”

Russian Senator Vladimir Dzhabarov slammed the US Treasury’s list, saying that it almost means a breakdown of bilateral relations.

“Formally our countries have relations, but including in the sanctions list almost all our country’s leadership means that those relations automatically break down,” he said......https://on.rt.com/8y0n


  1. Inclusion of leadership in US ‘Kremlin List’ almost means breakdown of ties – Russian Senator

  2. New sanctions against Russia, if they are introduced, will affect the partners of the Russian defense industry complex and its intelligence services, a representative with the US Department of State told a TASS correspondent on Monday.

    1. The US Department of the Treasury has included in its "Kremlin report" 114 Russian politicians and members of the country’s leadership.
      The report also mentions First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Head of the Government Executive Office Sergey Prikhodko, Deputy Prime Ministers Alexander Khloponin, Vitaly Mutko, Arkady Dvorkovich, Olga Golodets, Dmitry Kozak and Dmitry Rogozin, and also the heads of ministries.
      This is not a sanctions list, the Treasury Department stresses. No restrictions are slapped against the individuals mentioned in the document.
      This list is not related to sanctions, the Treasury Department stresses. No restrictions are introduced against the individuals mentioned in the document.


    2. The threat of sanctions is putting enough pressure on Russia for now, but new penalties may hit Moscow’s arms trade partners abroad, the Trump administration says, adding there are more details in a classified report to Congress.
      Monday was the date set for the administration to begin imposing sanctions under the Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), adopted with overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate last July.

      “Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Since the law was enacted “we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions,” she added.

      Members of Congress were informed in a classified briefing, according to a statement cited by Politico reporter Elana Schor.

  3. Informally known as the "Putin list", the unclassified section has 210 names, 114 of them in the government or linked to it, or key businessmen. The other 96 are oligarchs apparently determined more by the fact they are worth more than $1bn (£710m) than their close ties to the Kremlin.


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