February 19, 2018

Did The White House Copy Its Russian Oligarchs List from Forbes ?

30 January 2018, 11:57 | Christie Tate

Putin has denied playing any role in the doping scandal despite claims only he had the power to authorise it Sergei Karpukhin Reuters

Putin has denied playing any role in the doping scandal despite claims only he had the power to authorise

However, "In the near future, you'll see additional sanctions", Mnuchin said during Senate testimony. The secretary stopped short of providing guidance on how soon those sanctions could be applied, but said the department is already "working on it".

The Kremlin also indicated that it didn't view the USA administration's announcement that it would not impose any new sanctions on Russian Federation for now as any sort of reassurance. "We did not waive or delay".

The list includes 114 senior political figures with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian oligarchs with a net worth of or more than $1 billion. It's been informally referred to as the "Putin list". "We want to build long-term, stable ties (with the US) based on worldwide law".

On Monday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will analyze the report and the actions following the report to ensure its interests and the interests of related Russian companies.

But the so-called oligarchs' list drew sharp criticism. In the weeks ahead of the release, Russian tycoons and officials had shown growing concern about the possibility they'd be included.

The list - published just before midnight on Monday - includes 114 senior figures in President Putin's government and 96 oligarchs worth over $1 billion each. He also approved a plan to issue special bonds created to give the wealthy a way to hold their dollar assets out of reach of the U.S. Treasury.

Another U.S. report outlining potential restrictions on investment by foreigners in Russian government debt was not published on Tuesday as many had expected.

The Kremlin on Tuesday, January 30, said it would take its time to study a new US Treasury list of Russian officials and business leaders eligible for sanctions, while refraining from giving into "emotions".

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Immediately after the U.S. published its "oligarch list" of Kremlin-connected business insiders and on January 29, the Kremlin claimed the list is an attempt by Washington to meddle in Russia's upcoming March 18 presidential election.

"They need to decide for themselves what they want: To engage in that or to sanction those who are dealing with it here", Putin snapped.

The report stressed that it was not a sanctions list, although some individuals on it were separately subject to US sanctions programs.

As it submitted the list to Congress, the Trump administration also told lawmakers it won't seek new sanctions, saying that existing punishments for Moscow's interference in US elections are having an effect.

Before leaving office in January of past year, then president Barack Obama imposed some sanctions on Russia over the election affair, targeting four Russian individuals and five entities and expelling 35 Russian diplomats. The President described it as "seriously flawed" when he signed it into law in August.

But to general surprise, Washington declined to identify any companies or individuals to face new measures, and the Treasury contented itself with issuing a list of top Russian officials and super-rich businessmen it regards as Putin's inner circle.

The State Department says it's confident that new legislation enacted previous year is significantly deterring Russian defense sales.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the department had told Congress the legislation was being implemented in such a way as to deter Russian defense sales.

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