The Russian leadership took in the sights of the US Treasury published a list of 210 «Putin’s friends», which fall under sanctions, writes on Tuesday the newspaper «Kommersant».
The white house unveiled the so-called «Kremlin report» – the list of Russians whom Washington considered close to President of Russia. In total, the list includes 114 96 officials and businessmen. Being on the list does not mean automatic imposition of sanctions. However, according to experts, the pressure he exerts.
The document States that the criteria were «close to the Russian regime and the combined wealth exceeding $1 billion.» This explains that «inclusion in this list of people or structures does not mean popadanija them under U.S. sanctions and may not be used in any of the U.S. office for any restrictions.
The opening of the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi is delayed due to the fact that the number of participants and observers have not yet arrived in the main media centre Olympic village in Adler. About the «Russian newspaper» with reference to the foreign Ministry.
«The opening ceremony is delayed due to the expectation of the number of participants and observers. There were some problems with arrivals from Turkey by a group of armed opposition, which led to his participation additional requirements», – said the Deputy Director of Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry, Artem Kozhin.
Washington de facto called all involved «the Kremlin’s list of» enemies of the United States, noted in the Kremlin, as stated by the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. «If you read the lyrics, the title of this document, you will see that it is all done in accordance with the law on counteraction to enemies of the United States. Therefore, the group of individuals on the list, in fact, named enemies of the United States. This approach, this statement» – quoted Peskov «Nezavisimaya Gazeta».
Publication «Kremlin report» of the American Ministry of Finance on the eve of elections of the President of Russia is a gross interference in the electoral process in the country, convinced the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.
«The publication of such a list almost on the eve of presidential elections is, of course, a flagrant interference in the electoral process, attempting to influence the mood of people, to destabilize the situation in society, to reduce the level of support for the President, knowing that it is very high. Gentlemen, not for you to decide who will lead the country. It will be solved by our people,» privateit statement of the Russian official newspaper «Izvestia».
The Director of the Central intelligence Agency Michael Pompeo said that China poses a great threat to the national security of the United States than Russia. In his opinion, now China’s economy provides many opportunities for interference in the Affairs of Americans, on Tuesday, writes «Komsomolskaya Pravda».
The head of the CIA says that data theft in the U.S. the Chinese make a concerted effort, introducing into the state structures of the spies who have to work for the government of the Republic against the Americans.