- 12 January 2018
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Russian politician Oleg Mitvol on first draft of US sanctions list
Russian politician Oleg Mitvol told the Dozhd TV channel that he had seen the list of people and companies that might get under US sanctions. According to him, 568 businessmen and organizations will be affected.
The politician said the list would affect Sberbank, VTB, Bank of Moscow, Vneshekonombank, Rosselkhozbank, Roseksimbank, Globex Bank, Prominvestbank and other lending institutions. In addition, it will feature the subsidiaries of Rosneft, Gazprom and Novatek, Rosoboronexport, the corporate groups Aviapriborostroenie and Orion, Surgutneftegaz, and PMC Wagner.
The list also includes many people against whom the United States has imposed sanctions before: Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovich, his son Alexander, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, the leader of "Ukrainian choice is the people’s right" movement Viktor Medvedchuk.
Some Russian businessmen considered friends of President Vladimir Putin are also among the affected individuals: Petr Kolbin, Arkady, Boris and Roman Rotenberg, Kiril and Yuri Kovalchuk. There are many officials in the register: Deputy Prime Ministers Dmitry Rogozin and Dmitry Kozak, Presidential Advisor Sergei Glazyev, State Duma and Council Speakers Vyacheslav Volodin and Valentina Matvienko, State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov and Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya. Mitvol stressed that the version of the register is not the final one, and it could be expanded.
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