Moscow. December 22. Popadanie under sectoral U.S. sanctions VTB 24 will not affect the Bank’s customers, reported in a press-service VTB.
“It is only to clarify the list of organizations subject to sanctions. VTB 24 now de jure unable to borrow in the American market that it previously did not. The Bank’s customers would not be affected,” – said the press service of VTB.
On Tuesday, the US significantly expanded the “Ukrainian” sanctions list: “black”, and sectoral. In the “black list” (SDN List) – added companies and banks that are active in Crimea, as well as associated with the existing defendants in the list – GenBank, Krayinvestbank, Interbank, Mosoblbank, “Technopromexport”, “Volgogradneftemash” and others.
In the list of sectoral sanctions (with far less stringent restrictions) was a “daughter” of Sberbank, Rostec, VTB, including VTB 24, and “Yandex.Money.”
The extension of the sanctions list demonstrates the commitment of the U.S. to force Russia to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine, said the Office of foreign assets control of the U.S., which deals with sanctions.