Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia
As a result of the U.S. sanctions against Russia, Japan will no longer receive aluminum supplies from the Russian company Rusal, stated Kunihiko Higashi, Director of Rusal Japan.
“All further supplies have been cancelled,” the Director said. “Our customers informed us that they would not be able to make payments to the Rusal company for supplies because of the new sanctions imposed by the U.S. We have received notifications from our customers one after another.”
Higashi stated that the cargo …
Without waiting for the results of the State Duma’s discussion of a package of counter-sanctions, the Russian government has banned the State Corporation for Space Activities, Roskosmos, and the state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, from making contracts with companies from countries that uphold anti-Russian sanctions.
The newspaper Kommersant reported with reference to a source in parliament and to the directors of the state corporations that the decision was intended as a response to …
The Russian presidential administration and government are preparing for a further tightening of the anti-Russian sanctions as was the case with Venezuela, Iran and North Korea, with a ban on investing in state debt, the blacklisting of state banks, making it impossible to conduct transactions in dollars, and the exclusion of Russia from the SWIFT interbank transfer system, RBC news agency reports with reference to two federal officials familiar with the discussion process, and a source close …
The EU may extend the duration of the economic sanctions against Russia by one year instead of six months, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius announced upon arriving at the EU Council session in Luxembourg, TASS reports.“Additional sanctions or at least an extension of the sanctions by 12 months instead of six could become a reality,” he said.
On December 21, 2017, the Council of the EU prolonged the sanctions against Russia by six months, moving the expiry date to July 31, 2018. …
Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure monitors all companies working on the construction of the Kerch Bridge in the annexed Crimea, as reported by ” by Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, in the commentary to "Krym. Realii TV".
“We are tracking all contracted organizations working on this site and adding them to the sanctions list,” the minister said. “We also inform other states—allies of Ukraine—about the blacklisting of these companies. As for the equipment itself, …
Last week, the bank Russian Finance Corporation (RFC) fell under US sanctions. It was the primary bank for transactions between Syria and Russia, The Bell news outlet writes.
Officially the US government stated that RFC was included on the sanctions list because it belongs to Rosoboronexport, which has shipped billions of dollars of weapons to Syria in the last decade, and has also given material, financial and technological support to the country’s government.
One of The Bell’s sources out …
Russian authorities are discussing a project to create special offshore zones to support businessmen who fell under US sanctions, reported Vedomosti newspaper.
Vedomosti’s sources say that offshore zones could be establoished on Oktyabrsk Island in Kaliningrad and on Russky Island in the Far East. The draft bill was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and it is now under peer review by the relevant departments. The Ministry plans for its adoption during the spring session.
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was recently placed on the expanded U.S. Department of Treasury sanction list, called the decision “ungrounded”, the Interfax news agency reports.
“The events that happened yesterday were unpleasant but not unexpected,” Deripaska said. “The reasons for my inclusion on the sanction list are unjustified, ridiculous and downrightly absurd.”
The oligarch refused to provide lengthier comments on the situation, noting that currently he “was preparing to …
The EU’s economy is not harmed by placing sanctions on Russia, Russia does not have enough money to develop its economy, and Russian counter-sanctions against the EU do not work – the exportation of agricultural goods and food products from the EU to Russia have adjusted to the new realities and grown by 16%.
According to LB.ua news outlet, this was the topic at a session of the NATO Permanent Representatives Committee on March 28, 2018, during discussion of the effect of EU sanctions on the …
Press Secretary to the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the time when there were oligarchs in the country has passed.
“We consider the phrase ‘Russian oligarch’ to be inappropriate. It has been a long time since there were oligarchs in Russia. There are no oligarchs in Russia,” he said.
The representative of the Kremlin made this remark when a reporter asked him to comment on the fact that several oligarchs from Putin’s inner circle were invited to the U.S. for questioning.