Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia

  • Media: Russia prepares sanctions against Ukrainian companies and politicians

    The Russian Government is preparing sanctions against Ukraine. Several hundred individuals and entities including big businessmen and politicians will be subject to restrictions, reported the newspaper Kommersant.

    The sanctions will affect “several hundred individuals and about a hundred entities,” including businessmen, politicians and officials. The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance will be coordinated in this policy by …

  • US Senate majority leader calls for new anti-Russian sanctions

    US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel has urged two key Senate committees to hold hearings on the possibility of placing new sanctions on Russia in order to prevent the Kremlin’s interference in future US elections, Voice of America reports.

    McConnel has asked the leaders of the foreign relations and banking committees to “facilitate Congress’s efforts to formulate a state-level response to interference by Russia, or any other country, in our elections in 2018”.

    Republican Senator Lindsey …

  • Ukrainian President announces new EU sanctions against six Russians involved in construction of Crimean Bridge

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated on his Facebook page that following consultations with Kyiv the representatives of the European Union decided to impose individual sanctions against six Russians involved in the Crimean Bridge construction.

    According to him, “the ambassadors of the EU member states have decided to impose individual sanctions against six people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Bridge.” The decision was made at the Ukraine-EU summit.

    As emphasized by …

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia ahead of Putin and Trump meeting

    The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, according to a corresponding decision published on the European Council website.

    Rikard Jozwiak, a Brussels correspondent of Radio Liberty, reported earlier that preparation for this decision was under way.

    “The EU has prolonged its economic sanctions against Russia by six months,” Jozwiak wrote. “The decision will be published in the EU official journal on Monday, a week before the Helsinki meeting …

  • European Commission President: lifting sanctions against Russia until the de-occupation of Donbas is out the question

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker promised that the question of abolishing EU sanctions against the Russian Federation would not be raised until the Minsk Agreements are implemented and the Donbas is de-occupied. Volodymyr Ariev, Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), relayed Juncker's statement through a Facebook post.

    "The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, promised that the EU would not …

  • American congressmen seek sanctions against Russian oligarch over 'large-scale investments in Crimea'

    Shares of billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov's companies were pummeled on the Moscow Stock Exchange on Friday following news from the US that a group of congressmen is seeking sanctions against the businessman, who has already given the State key oil assets and lost 70% of his fortune due to a conflict with Rosneft.

    US Congressmen affiliated with the Republican Party, Mark Walker and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, argued that the inclusion of Yevtushenkov, as well as his companies AFK Sistema and MTS, in …

  • Ukrainian President imposes sanctions against a number of Russian political parties

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against several Russian organizations. Decree No. 176/2018, which enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), was published on the website of the President. The document came into force on the date of its publication.

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council emphasized that the sanctions were imposed against 30 legal entities and 14 individuals, resulting in an updated …

  • US State Department will track weapons deals with Russia

    The US State Department's Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction has announced a tender for the monitoring of open source information about arms deals involving the Russian Federation and the CIS countries. The data will be collected in Russian, English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Urdu, and several other languages.

    The information will be used for decision-making and planning the sanctions against foreign states. It particularly concerns the violation of UN Security Council resolutions and of …

  • EU extends sanctions against Crimea for another year

    The EU Council has decided to extended sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol for one more year, TASS reports, citing an unnamed member of the EU parliament.

    This decision was made during a meeting in Luxemburg of the Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries from 28 EU countries.

    On May 14, the EU Council imposed sanctions against the Crimea’s Deputy Chairman of the Election Commission Inna Guzeeva, and Secretary Natalia Bezruchenko; the Council additionally imposed sanctions against the …

  • Deripaska’s company Rusal asks Kremlin to provide concessions for transport tariffs as US sanctions take effect

    Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s company, UC Rusal, requested through Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to reduce costs for transportation of raw materials and finished products by rail, the Kommersant newspaper reports.  

    According to the sources cited in the newspaper, Rusal asked to reduce tariffs of the Russian Railways company for transportation of raw materials and products, which was estimated by the company to be worth around 24 billion rubles (380 million dollars) from July 1. …