On Friday, the US Treasury imposed a set of tough new measures against Moscow, which it accuses of "a range of malign activity around the globe", including the alleged instigation of violence in eastern Ukraine and support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The US Department of Treasury has released an update to the sanctions against Russia, with seven Russian tycoons, 12 major companies and 17 government officials added to the Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN List).
The state-owned Russian weapons trading company, Rosoboronexport and Russian Financial Corporation Bank were also targeted under new sanctions.
Above all else, Russia's attempts to subvert Western democracy prompted the US sanctions, officials said, in a direct nod to concerns that the USA president has failed to challenge Putin for alleged interference in the 2016 election that brought Trump to power.
In parallel, and to Trump's fury, former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller has been empowered as a special prosecutor to investigate possible collusion between the president's campaign and Russian Federation. In 2003, Shamalov married Putin's daughter. Any assets they hold in areas under U.S. jurisdiction could now be frozen.
"Having obtained zero results from the 50 previous rounds of sanctions, Washington continues to employ fear with the refusal to issue American visas, the threatening of Russian businesses with the freezing of companies' assets and property, while forgetting that the requisitioning of private property and other people's money is known as theft", the Ministry added.
Twelve companies owned by the oligarchs, the state arms exporter and a bank are also sanctioned.
It was not clear whether any of those hit have significant holdings in the USA that could be seized, and if they did previously, they may have already moved their money elsewhere in anticipation of the sanctions.
The president had long disputed the idea that Russia's alleged cyber-espionage and propaganda efforts sped him to victory in the election, seeking better relations with Putin.
"Today's sanctions are basically an addition to the SDN List which means that United States entities are prohibited from any dealings with these persons & companies", BCS Global Markets chief economist Vladimir Tikhomirov commented on April 6, adding that in practice sanctioned entities will not be able to use U.S. dollar accounts, make transfers in USA dollars, or enter into any contracts with USA firms.
But Friday's announcement also came as Washington and its allies face a new diplomatic crisis with the Kremlin over the attempted poisoning of a former Russian double agent on British soil.
Mnunchin claimed that Russian oligarchs and elites profited from this "corrupt system" and could no longer be protected despite their government's activities.
"The Russian government operates for the disproportionate benefit of oligarchs and government elites", US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement on April 6.
The Russian embassy in the United States responded: "Washington has delivered yet another blow to U.S".
United certainly have the quality to go at City, but have won only one of their last 10 away games against top six sides. I think United will turn up and play for a 0-0, but I just don't see City not breaking them down before 90 minutes is up.
Meanwhile, the FCC's inspector general is investigating the relationship between Sinclair and the agency's chairman, Ajit Pai. And yes, Martin and McCrain's study does show that Sinclair focuses far more on national political news than its competitors.
It is also unclear whether all of the Army of Islam fighters have agreed to leave and how long the evacuations will take. Jaish al-Islam is the last remaining rebel group in Eastern Ghouta but has repeatedly denied agreeing to leave the area.
The temblor was felt as far away as Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Palmdale and the city of Orange, according to local media reports. A USGS map shows the location of a magnitude 5.3 quake that struck off the Channel Islands around 12:30 p.m.
The trio use the same @KensingtonRoyal handle, and Markle's appearances with Harry now are reported on Twitter with that handle. Adams has decided on what he's going to buy his onscreen fiancee Meghan Markle for her real-life wedding.
Perella Weinberg Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.27% of its capital in Delta Air Lines, Inc . (NYSE: DAL ) for 9,573 shs. The company reported $1.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.05.
He was hampered by a left ankle sprain and had been used exclusively as a designated hitter or pinch hitter. Tebow batted seventh in the order, and his debut homer came in the first inning with two men on base.
Speaking to Beats 1 , Cardi B has now reiterated her stance, describing the alleged feud as "really internet made-up". When Nicki and Remy was beefing, everybody was tuning in like, 'What's next?' But I don't have time for that.
Jacob Zuma corruption case postponed to 8 June
After years of legal challenges, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) last month decided Zuma must face trial. But the Civil society and opposition parties have worked tirelessly to have the charges reinstated.
Tiger Woods labels steady Masters return 'awesome'
Open in 2002 at Bethpage, he said officials who made him play on would have stopped play had Woods still been out on the course. Spieth endured no such trouble as he produced a calm display and recorded five consecutive birdies on the back nine .
Will the Twins win their home opener?
The eagle's handlers were standing in the infield and one of them had to run out to left field to help out. It settled on the ground in front of him, and then tried again to land on Paxton's shoulder.
Trump Rips Dem Joe Manchin: 'You're Not Getting Help'
In a Thursday morning tweet, the president credits "the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them". The Trump administration hasn't determined how many troops it will seek to have deployed to the U.S. -Mexico border.
Fed rate up, India may see ripple effect
The midpoint of the Fed's target range will now reach 3.4 percent by 2020, higher than the 3.1 percent announced previously. Powell, a lawyer with a background in finance and banking, is the first non-economist to helm the Fed since the 1970s.
Manchester City finds its match with Tinder
On Tinder, users were greeted by a pop-up titled "Facebook permissions" when they tried to log in with Facebook credentials. So now that Facebook is tweaking the way in which it works with these independent apps, things are getting a bit hairy.
Missing CDC worker's body recovered in Atlanta river
Cunningham's family claimed that the 35-year-old had been behaving very strangely before vanishing without a trace two months ago. Timothy's family stated that he had a conversation with them the day before he vanished, that had left them concerned.
'Jersey Shore Family Vacation:' Where Is Sammi?
It's definitely different because I have two kids now. "Being a reality star was never something I wanted to be when I grew up". Nicole always said she wanted "to marry a guido", and her dream came true in late 2014 when she became Mrs.
Fortnite vending machine location guide
Fortnite has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity not unlike PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , its most direct competition. One challenge that has left players scratching their heads this week is to find hidden gnomes in various named locations .