The US may impose new sanctions on a number of Russian persons from the so-called Kremlin list released by the Treasury Department in late January, the Washington Post reported on April 4 citing “US officials”.
According to the report, the sanctions will be imposed by March 6.
“The sanctions are economic and designed to target oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin, the officials said. The final number of Russians facing punitive action remains fluid, the U.S. officials said, but is expected to include at least a half-dozen people under sanction powers given to the president by Congress,” the Washington Post’s article reads.
The so-called Kremlin list, with 210 names, was released by the Treasure Department on January 29. The public part of the list includes all members of the Russian government, top officials of the presidential administration and heads of state corporations and banks as well as businessmen with a net worth of $1 billion and more.
The Kremlin list is not a sanction list. However, it’s clear that people in it may become a target of some restrictions or even sanctions imposed by Washington.