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The foreign Ministry has called the sanctions against Prigogine "paranoia"

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 statement about a certain "hand of the Kremlin" in different regions of the world is this the American paranoia. As for sanctions, they only add negativity to an already difficult relations between our countries," she said.

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".

The list of sanctions listed by: Russian Igor Lavrenkov, Andrew Mandel (nationality not indicated) and the Russian Mikhail Potepkin.

Company "M invest", according to us authorities, serves as a cover for the so-called PMC Wagner in Sudan and "developing plans for the former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir to quell the protests". Andrew Mandel and Michael Potemkin allegedly played a key role in the work of this organization.

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