The sanctions list includes the head of Sberbank, German Gref, the State Duma, as well as 328 of its deputies.

The United States imposes sanctions against the State Duma, 328 of its deputies and the head of Sberbank, German Gref. This is reported in a statement issued on Thursday by the U.S. Treasury.

“In addition to adding 328 members of the State Duma to the sanctions list, the Office for Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department also lists the State Duma itself as an organization,” the document says.

The Finance Ministry believes that the deputies supported the actions “aimed at violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine” by recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR.

The head of Sberbank, German Gref, and other individuals and structures were also included in the sanctions list. In particular, the United States imposes sanctions against 17 members of the board of Sovcombank and 48 companies of the Russian military-industrial complex.

Operations with gold

The U.S. Treasury also explained that operations with gold from the reserves of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation fall under the sanctions.

As noted in the press release, the agency published relevant explanations in order to “limit the ability of the Central Bank [of the Russian Federation] to use its international reserves, including gold, to support the Russian economy and finance” a special military operation in Ukraine. “This guide makes it clear that any transactions related to the gold of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation are subject to existing sanctions,” the department stressed.