MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. A businessman Oleg Deripaska, who on Friday was included in the sanctions list of the USA, considers it unreasonable and ridiculous, but would discuss the matter with lawyers after celebrating the Orthodox Easter.
This was reported by TASS, the official representative of the businessman.
“The events of this morning very unpleasant, but not unexpected. Of course, my reasons for inclusion in the sanctions list of the USA unfounded, ridiculous and absurd. I’m going to celebrate Orthodox Easter on Sunday and then analyze the situation with our attorneys early next week and give some comments,” reported the representative of the businessman.
The U.S. government on April 6 announced the introduction of sanctions against several Russian officials, businessmen and companies. Among them was the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin, the owner of “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg, the General Director “Surgutneftegaz” Vladimir Bogdanov, Board member of “SIBUR” Kirill Shamalov, businessmen Igor Rotenberg and Oleg Deripaska, Suleiman Kerimov.
In the list of companies, several related Deripaska: Agroholding “Kuban”, “the EuroSibEnergo”, “RUSAL”, the holding “Russian machines” and “GAZ Group”, the investment company B-Finance, holdings Basic element and En+. In addition, the list includes the group “Renova” Vekselberg “Ladoga management” Shamalov Bank “Russian financial Corporation” (owned by “Rosoboronexport” is also mentioned in the list), and NPV Engineering “Gazprom Burenie” Rotenberg.