U.S. imposes sanctions against China, lifts against Russia

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The U.S. Treasury Department of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on two Chinese citizens. At the same time, restrictions against a number of Russian companies for their activities have been lifted, according to U.S. Treasury.

“OFAC today imposed sanctions against two Chinese citizens involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrencies due to cyber-hacking in 2018, the cryptocurrency exchange,” the agency said.

These individuals contributed to material, financial and technological support and carried out cybercrime activities in favor of the North Korean regime. Their activity is associated with the organization of Lazarus Group, which is already under sanctions due to the illegal support of the Pyongyang regime.

At the same time, OFAC excluded two Russian companies and their satellites from the sanctions list to which they were included in June 2017 due to illegal oil transportation operations in the North Korea. In total, the list on the lifting of sanctions lists seven legal entities from the Russian Federation.

As The Journalist reported, Trump extends anti-Russian sanctions for a year due to aggression against Ukraine.

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