USA expanded sanctions against Russia

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U.S. officials plan to expand the list of the companies under sanctions, which were imposed in relation with the conflict in Ukraine.

This information was posted on the website of the Federal Register on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday, September 7.

According to the notification, the United States will include 81 companies and organizations under 86 names in the list. Of these, 75 are related to Russia, another 7 – particularly to the Crimea, 2 more – to Hong Kong and India.

As reported, the document mentioned the companies Angstrem-M, Giovan Ltd, Angstrem, Angstrom-T, Radioexport, Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Company, Micron, Micran, Granat, Technopol Company, and Technopol Limited.

The Department of Commerce explained the sanctions by the introduction of “additional licensing requirements and restricting access to the majority of license exemptions for export, re-export and transfer inside the country.”

Thus, mandatory licensing of all deliveries was introduced for more than 50 units of Gazprom. The document notes that the “presumption of denial” will be applied during considering license applications.

In September, the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions against Gazprom Media and contractors for building Kerch Bridge.

Source: Gazeta.Ru