#AceWorldNews A list has surfaced containing the names of more than 100 Russian businessmen and politicians allegedly targeted for European Union Economic Sanctions. German newspaper Bild reported Igor Sechin, CEO of the world’s largest-listed oil company is on the list.
Alexey Miller, head of state-owned Gazprom and Vladimir Yankunin, who runs Russian
Railways, are both rumoured to be on the ‘list’.
“This is stupid, petty and obvious sabotage of themselves most of all,” Rosneft spokesman Mikhail Leontyev said by phone, Reuters reports.
Rosneft’s official comment echoes that of Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, who warned any sanctions against Moscow will have a “boomerang” effect.
“I hope this all ends up as being empty rhetoric,” Leontyev said in response to the Bild’s report that Sechin is on the list of key targets.
The US and EU have warned that Russia’s actions in Crimea will be followed by economic sanctions, and it won’t be “business as usual” with Russia.
More precise actions are expected on March 17, following a referendum vote in Crimea taking place this Sunday.
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