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Date: 3 months ago   Category: Finances

The USA has frozen Deripaska and Vekselberg's Cyprian accounts


Oleg Deripaska and Victor Vekselberg (from left to right).
It has occurred in April when the Russian businessmen and their companies were placed on the sanctions list. The Cyprian jurisdiction causes concern in Washington from the point of view of the illegal financial flows connected with Russia Oleg Deripaska and Victor Vekselberg (from left to right). Photo: Dmitry Astakhov/TASS of the USA was frozen by Oleg Deripaska and Victor Vekselberg's Cyprian accounts. On August 21 the American Ministry of Finance has reported about it. In his report it is told about counteraction to the illegal financial flows connected with Russia. The special concern in Washington is caused by the Cyprian jurisdiction therefore there and have blocked money of the businessmen who have fallen under sanctions. It happened in April when the Ministry of Finance has blacklisted businessmen and their companies. In the document it isn't told about the concrete sums. But authors write that Vekselberg's condition since spring was reduced approximately by 3 billion dollars. They refer to "reliable media reports" — probably, mean Reuters and Forbes. Reuters in April reported that because of sanctions assets of Renova for the sum up to 2 billion dollars have been frozen. And Forbes wrote in the summer that in the Swiss banks personal one billion francs of Vekselberg have blocked that makes about one billion dollars. What means will block was clear even in the winter, the partner of Paragon Advice Group Alexander Zakharov:aleksandr Zakharov the partner of Paragon Advice Group "says on February 1 there was the most serious report on counteraction to criminal finance which moves from Russia and to Russia. He has been given attention in media a little, unfortunately. We, naturally, studied him. In him the main countries which will get under the sphere of interests of the U.S. Treasury in May of this year have been already initially noted. To Cyprus symbolically, on May 9, there has arrived the delegation led by Marshall Billingsley - it is the Deputy Minister of Finance of the USA who is responsible for counteraction to money laundering and financing of terrorism. The serious meeting has been organized, there were chairmen of banks of Cyprus, and Americans have rather severely let know that Cypriots, in principle, don't dispose of finance at themselves on the island any more. It has been directly designated that there are sanctions lists and be kind to realize those sanctions which orders to the USA within the general order worldwide". Even in the spring mass media reported that Deripaska has obtained the Cyprian citizenship. Vekselberg, according to RBC, possesses about 10% of Bank of Cyprus. To add BFM.ru to your sources of news?

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