BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on a Russian company and three people for providing jet fuel to the Russian Air Force in Syria.

According to a press brief from the Treasury Department, the Moscow-based Maritime Assistance LLC company and three other Russian nationals were sanctioned because the U.S. intelligence believes the fuel they are providing to the Russian Air Force is being used to attack opponents of the Syrian government.

“The FBI is proud to have been a part of the team that unraveled this complicated scheme that supplied fuel for Russian jet fighters supporting Assad’s regime,” said FBI spokesperson Alan Kohler.

Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary of the US Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said that the U.S. has dealt a blow to the scheme to illegally send jet fuel to the Russian army in Syria, and is resolved to cut off access to the international financial system for all those who “enable the cruel war machine in Syria”.

The Treasury has also placed sanctions on three Russian citizens who are believed to hold senior positions in the company Sovfracht, which is already under sanctions. The department’s statement mentions the company’s director of maritime transport, Ivan Okorokov, his first deputy Karen Stepanyan (Sovfracht’s website describes him as the first deputy director general of maritime and river transport), and Ilya Loginov, deputy director general for legal support.

 

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Gregory Casey

US Treasury & Sec Mnuchin are getting desperate in their attempts to stop the Russian & Syrian Air-Forces in their success against the US-backed HTS – alQaeda Terrorists

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HTS/AQ is not US backed. You’re knocking the wrong door. In fact, US is putting pressure for another reason… In fact, as Pompeo said in February, US are even ready to back Assad’s presidency (!!!Yup, he publicly said this!!! No Joke!!!). And to be frank, US are not at all against Russia+Syria eliminating those roaches, thus they may not want to fast track it with a blitzkrieg, in fact, the way to go would be a blitzkrieg along the border in order to block any possibility of fleeing… But this is, again, not the real reason for US pressure… Still… Read more »

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Mike McPherson

You are delusional mate, check in the mirror.

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A deal with American cynical neocolonialists will never be a good deal.
Syria is going to connect one day with the BRIC economic block, and become indipendent from western pressure.

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i can’t believe i just wasted my time trying to read that, fukhead said nothing

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Even the Washington Post wrote about the US supporting al Qaeda. It’s about the worst kept secret in the world.

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Mike McPherson

What an appalling reversal of reality! The U.S. regime that is supporting the terrorists in Syria is now trying to prevent the Russians from destroying them! Really, what idiots are they?!

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Rhodium 10

Thats symbolic..US cannot stop nothing!..only can stop puppets countries like EU or Japan&SouthKorea as they have close economic ties with USA…but Russian companies work for Russian govern!

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Stern Daler

All moderate terrorist and insurgents are gone and history. The US openly aids HTS and other Turkish mercenaries.

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For the FBI. The Pentagon has been arming al Qaeda en ISIS.

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Americans go to h**l.

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Americans go to h**l