USA to Impose Sanctions against Those Included in 'Kremlin List'

USA to Impose Sanctions against Those Included in 'Kremlin List'

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he will, "in the near future", issue new sanctions against wealthy Russians in retaliation for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

This was stated on Wednesday, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing in the Finance Committee of the Senate of the United States, reports "UKRINFORM".

The statement follows January release of the U.S. so-called "Kremlin report", which included 114 Russian politicians, with the Russian presidential administration and members of the government, and 96 business people, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

As required by the law, the Treasury in late January issued a public list of Russian oligarchs close to the Kremlin who could be sanctioned, as well as a classified annex sent only to Congress.

Treasury was criticized by USA legislators and others for not immediately imposing sanctions on at least some of the listed individuals and for putting together a list that the department admitted was drawn mainly from public sources such as Forbes magazine's ranking of Russian billionaires.

"I assure you, I appreciate the severity and the tragedy", Mnuchin said.