The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on five companies involved, according to Washington, with businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. This was reported on the website of the Department.
Sanctions imposed against the St. Petersburg “M invest”, the Chinese Shen Yang Jing Cheng Machinery Imp&Exp, Hong Kong Shine Dragon Group and Zhe Jiang Jiayi Small Commodities Trade Company and the Sudanese Meroe Gold (associated with the “M invest”).
Firms Prigogine helped to evade us sanctions and maintained operations Prigogine on suppression of protests in Sudan, said in a statement by Secretary of state Michael Pompeo.
Through the Hong Kong and Chinese companies in the interest of Prigogine over a hundred transactions in total, $ 7.5 million, according to the us Ministry of Finance.
The list also got the Russians Igor Lavrenkov and Michael Potapkin and Andrew Mandel, whose citizenship is not specified. The US Treasury believes they are connected with both Prigogine and his companies.
Clarifies that the sanctions involve the freezing of assets in the United States and a ban American companies and citizens to do business with in the sanctions list of companies.
Recall that Prigogine businessman considered close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigogine is associated with the “Troll factory” — St. Petersburg “online research”, where staff write comments in social networks in support of Russian policy.
USA in 2018 has accused 13 people, including Prigogine, as well as several employees of the Agency of meddling in the presidential election of 2016