Trump holds off on new Russian Federation sanctions By

Trump holds off on new Russian Federation sanctions By

Kerry Wise
February 1, 2018

The list published by the US Department of Treasury on Tuesday comprises 114 Russian politicians, including the entire Russian presidential administration and members of the government, and 96 businesspeople.

"By naming the whole Russian government, presidential administration and all Russian billionaires, the Trump administration has undermined and ridiculed the United States sanctions on Russia", Aslund said on Twitter.

Democrats blasted the decision, accusing Trump of failing to do everything possible to deter any future foreign election interference.

Michel noted that he discussed sanctions with Medvedev on Tuesday.

Putin also expressed hope that global sports organizations will not turn into departments of certain countries no matter how influential they may be. "We ... call on the administration to sanction the Russian oligarchs".

Pressure was needed 'To put Russian Federation in its place to put Putin in his place, ' he said.

The sanctions targeting foreigners buying defense products from Moscow are separate from the list of Russian politicians and wealthy businesspeople, who do not face any USA sanctions merely for being on that list.

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Putin called the release of the list an "unfriendly step" that he said would further complicate US-Russian ties as well as worldwide relations in general.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday: "There will be sanctions that come out of this (oligarch) report".

"For Western businesses, it creates a dramatic headache to have anything to do with sanctioned individuals and those westerners can see their money tied up for years", he said.

The IOC says it has canceled the invitation for Sergei Chudinov, who was banned from the Olympics for life in November when the IOC's disciplinary commission ruled he was part of a Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Games.

"Since the enactment of the ... legislation, we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions", she said. It also has vowed to retaliate, and even turned the allegation of election meddling against the United States by accusing it of interfering with Russia's presidential vote set for March.

The Russian leader stated "it is definitely an unfriendly act". "I know numerous business people on this..."

Linas Linkevicius, the European Union foreign minister, also said that US-type targeted sanctions against the Russian elite were the most effective way of putting pressure on Putin.

"The Forbes list has been transformed from a list of vanity into a list of toxicity", wrote Nikolai Mazurin, the editor-in-chief of Forbes' Russian edition. Putin recently announced amnesty for Russians who repatriate their assets from overseas, which could shield an estimated $200 billion now held in offshore tax havens.

Notably, Putin pointedly steered clear of criticizing Trump, describing the list as part of US political infighting. Putin acknowledged Russia's "flaws and mistakes, a careless approach to things that are essential in modern sports", but also warned worldwide sports bodies against becoming "departments of some powerful states".

Look, this morning the president signed The Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.