WASHINGTON, 8 Aug. /Basereporter.com/. The state Department is studying the possibility of imposing sanctions against the main beneficiary of AFK “Sistema” Vladimir Yevtushenkov in the framework of the law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions” (CAATSA). This statement of the American foreign Ministry published on Tuesday a Congressman from the Republican party, Ileana ROS-Lehtinen.
She posted on Twitter the response of the state Department at its request to explore the possibility of Yevtushenkov inclusion in the sanctions list because of the “investment in construction in the Crimea.” “We will review the information you provided about Vladimir Yevtushenkov to determine whether it falls under the legal requirements for the entry of sanctions in the framework of CAATSA or the law on corruption abroad”, – reads the statement of the state Department.
American congressmen from the Republican party, Ileana ROS-Lehtinen and mark Walker in mid-may asked the head of the U.S. Treasury Stephen Mnuchin and Secretary of state Michael Pompeo to explore the possibility of inclusion in the sanctions list Yevtushenkov. As stated in the published on the website ROS-Lehtinen use, the reason for this can be made by the company investment in the construction in the Crimea.
Earlier AFK “System” declared that is not invested in projects in the Crimea and received no requests from the US authorities on this subject. On the congressmen’s letter became known on 22 June. Against this background, ordinary shares of AFK “System” in the course of trading on the Moscow stock exchange fell by 6.5%.