The building of the Ministry of the Treasury in Washington (archive photo)
The U.S. Treasury has announced the lifting of sanctions against three companies associated with Mr Deripaska
This decision provoked criticism of a number of legislators
The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday about lifting sanctions previously imposed on three companies associated with the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, US Rusal plc, and En+ Group plc and JSC EuroSibEnergo.
This decision was taken despite the request of the Democrats in Congress to uphold restrictions on the business structure.
Earlier this month, an attempt to keep sanctions in force was blocked by the legislators-Republicans who have the majority in the Senate.
According to the administration’s trump and many legislators-Republicans who opposed this attempt, they are concerned about the possible impact of the measure on the situation in the aluminum industry on a global scale.
They also note that Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reduced the number of owned shares in listed companies and no longer controls these companies.
Oleg Deripaska (archive photo)
Some legislators have taken a Ministry of Finance decision to be incorrect during the period when the investigation on the possible collusion of the election headquarters trump with Moscow during the presidential campaign of 2016.