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‘Bring it on!': new sanctions against Russia come into force today

The new sanctions against Russia have come into effect today, according to Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States.
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The new sanctions against Russia have come into effect today, according to Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States, Joinfo.ua reports.

“Expanded U.S. sanctions have come into effect.

The U.S. Federal Government Gazette published the decision to expand sectoral sanctions against Russia.

The extended sanctions list included:

– 7 individuals and 6 companies, who evaded the sanctions imposed (including those related to G.Timchenko, B.Rotenberg and Kalashnikov Concern);

– 2 Russian companies involved in the military industrial complex of the Russian Federation;

– 4 former Ukrainian officials and their supporters involved in stealing state assets and abusing civil service;

– PJSC MAKO Holding affiliated with O. Yanukovych;

– 5 operators of the Crimean ports and 1 Crimean ferry operator;

– 35 companies controlled by the individulds included into the sanctions list earlier, as well as those whose more than 50% of the capital are controlled by the Russian Vnesheconombank and Rosneft.

By expanding the list of sanctions against certain Ukrainian officials back from the criminal regime of Yanukovych and persons involved in the illegal annexation of Crimea, the United States reaffirms its commitment to the sanctions imposed before and demonstrates unity of the international coalition against the Russian aggression in Ukraine. The U.S. confirms its readiness to closely monitor, prevent and promptly eliminate all possible schemes of evasing the sanctions (including attempts to circumvent the SWIFT system in carrying out transactions with the companies based in Crimea).

The expansion of the sanctions list is aimed at coordinating the existing restrictions with other members of the international coalition of countries, including the EU and Canada, who support Ukraine in the confrontation with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. In addition, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is trying to provide maximum information to representatives of American business regarding implementation of the sanctions,” Chaly wrote on his Facebook.