John huntsman was to speak during the session, the participants which is sanctioned Viktor Vekselberg
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman said that he would not speak at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), where he would sit in the same group of experts together with the Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who was recently included in the American sanctions list.
“Although I will not participate in any group discussions at the SPIEF, I try to meet with the largest possible number of people to discuss the future,” said Hunstman in the video, which was posted on Twitter of the U.S. Embassy.
Earlier, Russian media reported that the huntsman must speak during the session Russia-the United States, one of whose participants is Vekselberg. Russian businessman and his company Renova was included in the sanctions list on 6 April.
Recall that the United States imposed severe sanctions on 24 Russian citizens deemed approximate Vladimir Putin, in response to Russian intervention in elections in 2016 and other actions.