MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the US Treasury added a number of Gazprom entities and subsidiaries of Gazprombank, as well as of Bank of Moscow and several other financial companies, to the US sectoral sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict.
"All enumerated subsidiaries of Gazprombank Group have been under US sectoral sanctions de facto due to the fact that Gazprombank has an over-50-percent share in them. Thus, today's announcement of the US Treasury changes nothing about the actual situation either for Gazprombank, or for the mentioned entities," the press service told RIA Novosti.
Russia has been targeted by Western sanctions over Crimea's reunification with Russia in 2014 and allegations of Moscow's involvement in the crisis in the southeast of Ukraine. The Russian authorities has denied any involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Crimea decided to rejoin Russia in a referendum, in which over 96 percent of the peninsula's population supported the move.