U.S. House committee recommends sanctions against top Russian officials – world
WASHINGTON, September 22. / TASS /. The U.S. House Rules Committee passed a defense budget amendment, which recommends that the U.S. administration consider imposing sanctions against 35 Russian citizens, including Russian ministers, great men of business, public figures and journalists.
According to the document, US lawmakers believe the mentioned Russian citizens could be implicated in human rights violations. The US president must provide a conclusion to the relevant committees of the US Congress if any of the persons mentioned meets the criteria for imposing sanctions under the “World Magnitsky Law”.
The list includes Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova, First Deputy Chairman of the Administration Sergey Kiriyenko, Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev and Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko.
The list also includes the director of the Russian National Guard Viktor Zolotov, the director of the Federal Security Agency Alexander Bortnikov, the chairman of the investigative committee Alexander Bastrykin, the governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov and the mayor of Moscow Sergei. Sobyanin.
In addition, the list includes businessmen Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov, Oleg Deripaska, Gennady Timchenko, CEO of Gazprom Alexey Miller, CEO of Rosneft Igor Sechin, CEO of VTB Andrey Kostin, CEO of VEB Igor Shuvalov .
The list also includes RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, journalist Vladimir Soloviev and Channel 1 CEO Konstantin Ernst.
This amendment is recommended. It has not yet been considered by the United States House.