A total of 33 officials and companies from Russia are on the new list.
The United States enlarged the “black list” of 27 Russian citizens and six Russian companies, which, in the opinion of the States, are related to the defense and intelligence sectors. The full list is published on the website of the US Department of State.
The US used the CAATSA law “On Countering America’s Enemies through Sanctions”, adopted in 2017. According to him, the US authorities are punished for cooperation with listed individuals and organizations. In total, the list now contains 72 people and companies.
The list included billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin, his company Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, and also allegedly connected with the businessman “Internet Research Agency” and private military company “Wagner”. The list included the likely employees of the “troll factory” and the GRU staff, who are accused by the US of interfering in the presidential election in 2016. The State Department also included Igor Korobov, chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff.
Among the companies on the “black list” were the logistics company of the Ministry of Defense “Oboronlogistics”, the aviation plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the aircraft building corporation MiG and the aviation design bureau Tupolev.
Simultaneously, the United States for the first time introduced “secondary sanctions” for transactions with Russia in respect of a third state – China. Accounts of the military council of China and its leader Li Shanfu in the US will be frozen, and all banking operations will be blocked.