The white house gave Congress a list of sanctions against Russian companies 39

The white house gave Congress a list of sanctions against Russian companies 39

Thursday, October 26, the presidential administration has submitted to Congress a list of 39 Russian organizations that may be affected by new sanctions.

The list includes such corporate giants as the «rostekh«, «Oboronprom«, «United aircraft company«, etc. the White house has engaged in the prohibited list and concern «Kalashnikov«, which produces the most common weapon in the world AK-47. Executive office of the President is not spared and the main state exporter of weapons in the Russian Federation – «Rosoboronexport«.

The white house gave Congress a list of sanctions against Russian companies 39

The administration said that the Congress presented a list of individuals and entities acting on behalf of the defense or the intelligence services of Russia. For this reason, all government agencies for exploration of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces, the FSB and foreign intelligence Service – was included in the list.

As reported by the New York Times, the list was an attempt to appease the critics including senators John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Benjamin Cardin, Democrat from Maryland, who has accused the administration of inaction against key U.S. opponent. They referred to the law signed by President trump in August, calling on White house to prepare a list of legal entities until 1 October.

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The document says that the sanctions were the result of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Syria and interference in last year’s election of the American President. According to the law, persons who «knowingly participate in important transactions» with the «forbidden» persons can also be targeted sanctions.

Press Secretary of the Department of state Heather Nauert stated that the Department will notify U.S. companies and foreign allies before he will officially release the list.

It is worth noting that the sanctions will not be immediately enacted. If the Congress, after consideration, approve of them, in this case against the companies will introduce certain measures.

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