Sanctions against Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin are a response to "interference in the democratic process," said national security Council (NSC) at the White house.
The office for foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury (OFAC) on Wednesday announced that amendments to the sanctions list of individuals and companies linked to Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. According to the Finance Ministry, "the players who were taken steps that directly contributed to the actions of Prigogine in the world and trying to suppress and discredit the protesters for democratic reform in the Sudan".
U.S. sanctions against Russians in the Sudanese context is regrettable, but claims about the "hand of Kremlin" in different regions of the world is paranoid, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"It is regrettable the decision of the U.S. Treasury from July 15 to bring in their own sanctions list in the Sudanese context, three Russian citizens, and five companies," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The Chairman of the Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, U.S. Congress, Democrat Eliot Engel lost primary elections (primaries) and will not be able to participate in the elections in November.
As follows from preliminary data of the election Commission of the state of new York on the 16th electoral district, 72-year-old Engel has gained just over 34% of the vote, while his opponent, 44-year-old African American Jamal Bowman – more than 60%. Bowman is considered a progressive Democrat who belong to the left wing of the party, gaining popularity in recent years.
The head of Committee of the U.S. house of representatives on foreign Affairs Eliot Engel introduced on Friday a resolution that calls for tougher sanctions against Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, citing the fact that its structure allegedly continued to interfere in the internal Affairs of the United States.
At the end of March, the Hill newspaper reported that some members of this Committee asked the EU to impose sanctions against Prigogine. According to him, the congressmen wrote the head of the EU delegation in the United States Stavros Lambrinidis a letter in which he called for sanctions against Prigogine, allegedly for his "efforts to interfere in U.S. elections". It was noted that among the authors of the letter were both Democrats and Republicans.