The U.S. authorities have expanded restrictions on Russian government debt, and transactions with debt obligations with a maturity of more than 14 days have been subject to restrictions. The relevant information was published on the website of the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday.

“The Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued a decree prohibiting transactions and transactions by U.S. citizens or on U.S. territory related to debt obligations with a maturity of more than 14 days and on the equity of state corporations,” the U.S. department said. According to Washington, such a measure should limit the possibilities for financing the military operation of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine.

We are talking about 11 companies with state participation or organizations important for the economy, and about “two more companies with a predominance of private capital.” The list includes Gazprombank, Alfa-Bank, Sberbank, Transneft, Russian Railways, Rushydro, Rostelecom, and Gazprom. As noted in Washington, the opportunities of these companies to attract capital to the United States will be severely limited.