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The trump management added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers called for tighter economic restrictions on Moscow, and the British top diplomat accused Russia’s leaders pursue a policy of making the world more dangerous.
The Treasury Department announced two new actions against the Russian targets: BLACK-two companies and two persons suspected of trying to circumvent the US sanctions imposed in June in response to Cyber attacks; and against two Russian shipping companies suspected of transfer of petroleum products to North Korean ships, in violation of the U. N. security Council.
While President Donald Trump has sought closer relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his government tightened the economic pressure on Moscow over what he describes as “nasty Russian activity” in the Ukraine and Syria and Russia’s attempts to interfere with the Western democracies.
Two high-ranking officials from the state and Treasury departments, a Senate hearing, said on Tuesday that since January of 2017, 217 Russian business people, government officials, and private and public companies, including 14 banks and 20 energy companies, sanctions were. In addition, you will be reminded that the administration had distributed to 60 Russian spies and closed the Russian consulates in San Francisco and Seattle.
Marshall Billingslea, the Treasury Department, the top-terrorist financing official, acknowledged that the threat from Russia was “significantly and persistently”, but he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that without the sanctions, “your behaviour would be even further off the charts.”
He and the State Department’s top diplomat for Europe, Wess Mitchell said, Russia feels the impact, cost, its economy tens of billions of dollars, with companies under sanctions for a quarter of a lose of their operating revenue and shed staff.
But officials faced questions from skeptical legislators about the administration’s policy towards Russia, especially since Trump has sent conflicting statements about you. The Committee Chairman, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the name of Trump’s comments “undisciplined” and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, defendant, that the President had issued “conflicting” statements about Russia. “Until we see a change in this behavior we will see more and have concerns.”
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said, it appeared to him that the administration is pursuing two different strategies: one of the President and of the Federal national security agencies.
Mitchell, denied. “This is the President of the administration, this is his foreign policy.” Although Trump himself has repeatedly referred to the doubts as to Russia’s debt-to-2016-election-meddling, Mitchell and Billingslea both to the Kremlin and Putin as the source.
“Putin wants to said, break-up of the American Republic, by influencing a choice or two, but by the systematic inflammation of the perceived fault-lines that exist within our society,” Mitchell. “His is a strategy of chaos for the strategic effect. To accept this fact is essential for the development of a long-term comprehensive response to the problem. The most dangerous thing we can do is to politicize, the challenge would be in itself a gift to Putin.”
Russia denies the allegations, said the election-meddling, but the suspicion of interference Tuesday deepened in the case of Microsoft, it revealed that the new Russian hacking efforts in the U.S. attacks, political groups, before the November midterm elections. The Russian government rejected the company’s claims as unfounded.
Microsoft said that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two of the American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate.
Meanwhile, the UK foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, called on the European Union to ensure that its sanctions against Russia, in response to allegations that Moscow, a former Russian spy in Britain is poisoned with a nerve agent. He said that the EU and the United States, Russia should respond with “one voice”.
“Of course, we must be in dialogue with Moscow, but we also need to be open,” hunt said in a speech in Washington. “Russia’s foreign policy under President Putin has the world is a dangerous place.”
The U.S. sanctions announced Tuesday targeted both companies and individuals suspected of trying to circumvent the existing sanctions against divetech noservices of St. Petersburg. The company was approved in June for the procurement of subsea equipment, and diving systems for the Russian authorities, including the Federal Security Service, the former Russian KGB spy service.
The USA claims to help Marina Igorevna Tsareva, an import manager for divetech noservices, trying to make the company work around the US sanctions by Vela Marine Limited, St. Petersburg. Treasury said another employee, Anton Aleksandrovich Nagibin, also helped divetech noservices circumvention of US sanctions.
The two companies were targeted in Tuesday’s action, Vela-Marine and Lacno s. R. o. with its seat in Slovakia.
The sanctions freeze all assets you may have in U.S. jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with you.
Separately, Treasury targeted Primorye Maritime Logistics co., and Gudzon Shipping co., in the city of Vladivostok, and six of their ships. The Department said that earlier this year, a container connected to the Russian company, the 3,500 tonnes of oil for vessels flying the North Korean flag.