The United States has imposed sanctions on the Central Bank of Russia and the Russian Direct Investment Fund 

The United States has imposed sanctions on the Central Bank of Russia and the Russian Direct Investment Fund

The United States has imposed sanctions on the Central Bank of Russia and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

This was reported by the US State Department, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has banned any US entity from conducting any transactions involving the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation or the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. the direct investment fund, known as the fund of President Putin and his inner circle, his two subsidiaries and CEO Kirill Dmitriev, “the State Department said in a statement.

It is stated that the United States has taken these steps to destroy Russia’s ability to use its international reserves in a way that undermines the impact of US sanctions, and to prevent Russia from gaining access to its National Wealth Fund to use [its funds] in the war against Ukraine. is now led by Russia.

“The United States will continue to work closely with our partners and allies to bring serious consequences to Russia for the war against Ukraine. We share with our partners and allies the unity of purpose, determination and determination to hold Russia accountable for its aggression, especially those who is responsible for this war of choice, “the statement said.

Earlier, it was reported that the leaders of the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Canada and the United States issued a joint statement calling for the exclusion of some Russian banks from SWIFT as further restrictive economic measures due to the war against Ukraine. 

(C)INTERFAX UKRAINE 2022

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