US expanded sanctions against Russia

US expanded sanctions against Russia
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  • calendar-gray 26 September 2019

The US Treasury announced that it has imposed new sanctions on Russia for facilitating the delivery of jet fuel to Russian forces operating in the Arab Republic, the Office for Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department said, APA reports.

"Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one entity, three individuals, and five vessels participating in a sanctions evasion scheme to facilitate the delivery of jet fuel to Russian forces operating in Syria," Treasury Department said.

The sanctions target Moscow-based Maritime Assistance LLC and three Russian nationals who the Treasury said oversaw the activities of the company - Sovfracht Director of Marine Transport Ivan Okorokov, Sovfracht First Deputy Director of Marine Transport Department Karen Stepanyan, and Sovfracht Deputy General Director for Legal Support Ilya Loginov.

The designated vessels include YAZ, SUDAK, PASSAT, SIG and OT-2077, the release said.

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