For the first time on the level of sanctions, the United States recognized that Russia fully controls the occupied territory of Donbass.
This was announced by Special envoy of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the material of “Radio Liberty”.
“For a long time we have said that Russia has 100 percent control over what happens in the occupied territories, in the military forces, political structures and even economic activities, but for the first time in the form of sanctions, it was recognized that Russia, in reality, controls the Donbass in the East of Ukraine”, – he said.
The United States imposed new sanctions against Russia on 8 November. According to Volker, they relate both to the Donbas and Crimea.
“These sanctions affect three people and nine organizations that support the efforts of Russia to integrate Crimea through private investment and projects, or those that involved serious violations of human rights”, – said Walker.
As reported RBC-Ukraine, the list includes a Deputy of “Minister of state security of the LNB” Alexander Basov and Andrey Sushko (in documents of the U.S. Treasury is listed as an officer of the FSB of Russia – ed.) and Russian Vladimir Zaritsky.
With legal entities in the sanctions list included: JSC “Sanatorium “AI-Petri”, JSC “Sanatorium “Dulber”, JSC “Sanatorium “Miskhor”, JSC “Krymteploelektrotsentral”, LLC “Garant-SV”, LLC “Management company of infrastructure projects”, LLC “southern Project” the resort “Yalta Mriya Resort” and “Ministry of state security of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic”.