However, Washington has refrained from imposition against them of any sanctions
The administration of Donald trump unveiled its much-anticipated list of the 114 Russian politicians and 96 “oligarchs” who have excelled during the reign of President Vladimir Putin.
Thus, the administration met the requirement of Congress on the punishment of Moscow for interfering in the elections of 2016 in the United States.
However, the administration has accompanied this move with an unexpected announcement that she has decided – at least for the moment – to refrain from the use against the defendants in the list of any sanctions.
Some us lawmakers said that President Donald trump makes concessions to the very people whom Congress wanted to punish, causing new questions about whether he takes too soft a stance in respect of Russia.
The list includes information about the representatives of the Russian elite with political connections. The idea is to name and denounce the people who supposedly benefit from Putin’s rule, while the U.S. is working diplomatic and economic isolation of the Russian government.
Inclusion in the list does not mean automatic imposition of sanctions, although many defendants in the list has previously been subject to sanctions.
In “Putin’s list”, as it is informally called, got 114 senior representative of the Russian authorities, including the 42 members of Putin’s administration, government members, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and heads of the main intelligence agencies – the FSB and GRU.
The list also included the heads of major state companies, including Rosneft and Sberbank.
The list also turned out to be 96 of rich Russians, which the Ministry of Finance called “oligarchs.” According to authorities, the status of each of them is estimated at least a billion dollars.
Among them are well-known tycoons Roman Abramovich and Mikhail Prokhorov, who was an opponent of Putin in the 2012 presidential election. There are also aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, which appears in the “Russian” investigation in connection with his contacts with the former head of the election headquarters trump Paul Manafort.
In “the Kremlin list” also included foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, energy Minister Alexander Novak, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, heads of the Ministry of communications and Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov and Nicholas Nicephorus, the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.
The list includes the head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Anton Vaino, and the assistant to the President Vladislav Surkov, the press Secretary of the Russian leader, Dmirty Peskov, first Deputy head of the presidential administration Alexei
Gromov, advisors to the President of the Russian Federation Herman Klimenko and Sergei Glazyev.
The report also included the head of “NOVATEK” Leonid Michelson, the former head of “Russian grids” Oleg Budargin, the head of “inter RAO” Boris Kovalchuk, the head of “RusGidro” Nikolay Shulginov, the leaders of state-owned banks Sberbank and VTB Andrey Kostin and German Gref, head of VNESHECONOMBANK, Sergey Gorkov, heads of Russian Railways, aircraft and Aeroflot, the head Rostec Chemezov and head “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, the head of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov, the main shareholder of SUEK and EuroChem Melnichenko and Vekselberg, the head of “Yandex” Arkady Volozh, founder and former co-owner Mail.ru Group Yuri Milner.
Also on the list of entrepreneurs Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich, Suleiman Kerimov, Creator of “Kaspersky Lab” Evgeny Kaspersky, the head of “Tatneft” nail Maganov, Vice-President of LUKOIL Leonid Fedun, the head of RussNeft Mikhail Gutseriev and his son said Salam.
The list includes the head and co-owner of Eurasia Drilling Alexander Dzhaparidze and head “Surgutneftegaz” Vladimir Bogdanov.
It featured well as Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, Gennady Timchenko, Oleg Tinkov, and many others.
In conversation with journalists the Chairman of the Senate foreign relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker noted that he is bothered by the fact that the administration has decided at this point to refrain from imposing new sanctions against Russia.
“This is only the beginning of the season of the sanctions, he said. Now they are starting to take. We have a positive attitude to this process.”