The U.S. Treasury Department released a report late Monday listing several individuals closely affiliated with the Russian government.
The department made clear which which was not a sanctions list, though many of the individuals on the list are already subject to U.S. sanctions. which does however highlight several wealthy Russians who are close to President Vladimir Putin which could be at risk of sanctions.
“The inclusion of individuals or entities in any portion of the report does not impose sanctions on those individuals or entities. Nor does which create any various other restrictions, prohibitions, or limitations on dealings with such persons by either U.S. or foreign persons,” the Treasury said in an accompanying statement late on Monday.
While not all the names of people as well as entities inside report were made public, those which were included 114 senior political figures close to Putin as well as 96 oligarchs that has a net worth of $1 billion or more.
The department also provided a classified annex to the report, which the Donald Trump administration has not yet publicized. which includes additional state-affiliated companies with at least 25 percent government ownership as well as more than $2 billion in revenue in 2016, as well as individuals who “may hold a position below those included inside unclassified report or have a net worth below $1 billion,” according to the report. which also detailed the impact of sanctions on Russia’s sovereign debt.
Speaking on Tuesday, Putin said the country was not planning to retaliate nevertheless called which an unfriendly act, according to Reuters. He added which which complicates Russia-U.S. ties as well as said which was stupid to treat Russia like North Korea or Iran.
Members of Congress have already expressed anger at the Trump administration’s refusal to immediately enact fresh sanctions Monday, which was a deadline set out by CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) in August. The legislation had mandated which, by which date, the White House could select fresh sanctions determined by CAATSA. which was overwhelmingly passed that has a 98-2 Congressional majority.
The report through the Treasury is usually required as part of which sanctions legislation, which aims to punish Moscow for interfering inside U.S. presidential election as well as for its military intervention in Ukraine. which was mandated by CAATSA to be provided to Congress no more than 180 days after Trump’s signing of the bill back in August, which he did only after much protest, calling the bill “seriously flawed.”
Names listed on the Treasury’s report includes aides to the president, intelligence officials, ministers, deputy prime ministers, parliamentarians, deputy heads inside presidential administration as well as nearly 20 chief executives as well as directors of companies including Gazprom, Rosneft, Sberbank, Rostec, Russian Railways as well as state lender VTB.