The European Union has imposed restrictions against 2,052 individuals and companies since February last year.
Russian banks Alfa-Bank, Tinkoff and Rosbank were included in the 10th package of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the European Union.
This is stated in a document published on February 25 in the official journal of the EU.
Brussels believes that these three systemically important banks provide a significant source of income to the Russian government, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilization of Ukraine.
The sanctions include freezing the assets of banks in the states of the European Union, banning transactions with these financial institutions and disconnecting them from the SWIFT system.
Tinkoff Bank, Alfa-Bank and Rosbank said the sanctions would not affect customer service.
“We convey words of support to our international investors, of which Tinkoff has more than 60%,” Tinkoff wrote in his Telegram channel.
Alfa-Bank also assured that the sanctions will not affect their work.
“Transfers within the country take place instantly, the application and “Alfa-Online ” work quickly ”, – the press service of the credit institution told RIA Novosti.
In total, about 120 individuals and legal entities have been added to the new sanctions list.
In addition to banks, the sanctions list includes the National Welfare Fund, which the EU considered responsible for the financial support of the state, the media group MIA “Russia Today” (RIA Novosti, Sputnik, Prime) and “Patriot” (RIA FAN), the Russian National Reinsurance Company, Rosatomflot, the All-Russian Popular Front, The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Foreign Intelligence Service.
Among individuals, Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova, head of Rossotrudnichestvo Evgeny Primakov, head of the Federal Customs Service Vladimir Bulavin, Chairman of the Human Rights Council Valery Fadeev, founder of Amedia Alexander Akopov, Deputy Director of Channel One Kirill Kleimenov, Executive Director of Russia Today Kirill Vyshinsky, surgeon Leonid Roshal, some deputies were sanctioned and senators, writes Forbes.
It should be noted that since February last year, the European Union has already adopted 10 packages of sanctions and imposed restrictions against 2,052 individuals and companies.