In the United States have released a new version of the draft law “On the protection of U.S. security from the aggression of the Kremlin”, the potential softening of sanctions against Russian banks. Reports replyua.net, the corresponding information is present in the text of the document, submitted to Congress on 13 February and it was available to the Internet-edition RBC. Meanwhile, in the card bill on the website of the U.S. Congress is not here yet.
In last year’s version of the document provided that the US President should veto the assets and operations in the us jurisdiction of one or more Russian financial institutions of the following: Vnesheconombank, Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Bank of Moscow, Rosselkhozbank, Promsvyazbank.
But the new version contains a much milder position: head of the US should freeze the assets and operations of any Russian financial institution, which, according to the decision of the President, “provided financial or other support with the purpose of the intervention of the government of the Russian Federation in the democratic process or elections of any other country”.