US expands sanctions on Russia
The US Treasury stated it on September 29. In particular, the Maritime Assistance firm, which is a shell company for Russian “Sovfracht”, was sanctioned, as well as its employees Ivan Okorokov, Karen Stepanyan and Ilya Loginov.
“Sovfracht” is responsible for the imposed on Russia sanctions evasion scheme to facilitate the supplement of aviation fuel to the Russian forces operating in Syria in support of the Assad government. Black list also includes vessels “Yaz”, “Sig”, “Sudak”, “Passat” and OT-2077.
The US is determined to cut off access to the international financial system for those who have conspired to violate sanctions and support Assad’s military regime. Therefore, they are imposing new personal sanctions against Russian companies and individuals.