Tillerson: the U.S. is considering a number of persons which may be sanctioned

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U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said in an interview to CBS on February 18, which allows the imposition of sanctions against a few Russians.

Answering the question of why the U.S. administration did not apply the full anti-Russian sanctions, the decision on which was supported by a majority in Congress, Tillerson said that the United States has “taken steps that have prevented several Russian military sales.”

According to him, the U.S. is considering “a number of persons which may be imposed possible sanctions”.

USA after the aggression of Russia against Ukraine several times imposed sanctions packages against Russia.

2 August 2017, the US President, Donald trump has signed the law “On countering the enemies of America by sanctions” on introduction of restrictive measures against Iran, Russia and North Korea.

29 January the US Treasury gave Congress a “Kremlin report” – a list of the 114 senior officials and 96 of oligarchs close to the “Russian regime”. Mentioned assistants and advisers of Russian President Vladimir Putin, all government members, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the mayors of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The list also includes businessmen with a fortune of more than $1 billion. They occupy the first 96 seats in last year’s ranking of 200 richest businessmen of Russia prepared by the Russian version of Forbes.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reported that in the second, classified part of the report referred to the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russia.


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