MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. Businessman Viktor Vekselberg, caught in April under the sanctions of the U.S. Treasury, has no Bank accounts in Cyprus. On Tuesday said his spokesman, commenting on the American institutions to freeze the accounts of Mr Vekselberg in Cyprus.
“He has never had accounts in Cyprus”, – said the representative of the businessman.
Cyprus was the account of affiliated with Vekselberg’s companies, but the amount of funds on these accounts was insignificant. “Some affiliated companies accounts were, but any significant funds to them was not one of these companies,” he added.
Earlier it became known that the Bank accounts of Russian businessmen Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg in Cyprus were frozen after the U.S. Treasury introduced them in the sanctions list. “April 6, account of Oleg Deripaska and Victor Vekselberg were frozen,” – reads the statement of the Deputy Minister of Finance USA Sigal Mandelker prepared for the hearing with her participation in the Senate banking Committee of the U.S. Congress.
The statement also notes that Cyprus remains the jurisdiction that is causing US concerns from the point of view of the laundering of Russian money.
To receive the comment of the official representative of Deripaska about frozen Bank accounts of the businessman in Cyprus TASS failed.
In April of this year, the United States has made in the sanctions list of the owner of “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg and Oleg Deripaska and its related companies – “RUSAL”, a holding company Basic element, En+, Russian machines, “the EuroSibEnergo”, the “GAZ Group” and Agroholding “Kuban”. The hit to the sanctions list means the freezing of assets in the United States and a ban for U.S. citizens or companies to conduct business with them.