Bloomberg: Deripaska plans to retain control of “RUSAL”, despite sanctions

TASS, April 26. A businessman Oleg Deripaska, which, together with its controlled companies were included in the new sanctions list USA, plans to keep control of “RUSAL”. It is reported Bloomberg citing sources familiar with plans of the businessman.

“Deripaska plans to retain control over the United company “RUSAL”, even if the aluminum giant will have to fight for survival, face-to-face U.S. sanctions”, – specifies the Agency.

According to sources, the businessman hopes that European governments will help achieve the easing of us sanctions.

“RUSAL” on his official page in Facebook, commenting on the media coverage on this subject, said that the information of anonymous sources are not true and detrimental to the business reputation of the company.

“These articles are based on amateurish review of anonymous sources and the information has nothing to do with reality, detrimental to business reputation of the company. The invention of such “sources” creates a false impression of what is happening, while the company is in a difficult situation has focused all resources to find optimum solutions in the interests of customers, employees, investors and creditors. RUSAL reserves the right to use all legal measures to protect its reputation”, – is spoken in the message of “RUSAL”.

U.S. authorities in early April imposed sanctions against several Russian officials, businessmen and companies. Among them was the co-owner “Rusala” Oleg Deripaska. In the “black list”, in addition to aluminum manufacturer, were other related with the businessman of the company: holding Basic element, En+ and “Russian machines”, “the EuroSibEnergo”, “GAZ Group”, the investment company B-Finance and agro-holding “Kuban”.

However, in late April, the United States suddenly declared that the scope of the impact of sanctions on RUSAL, is ready to soften the restrictions, if Deripaska will refuse control in the company.