RUSSIA: Putin says United States sanctions list targets all Russians

The 96 tycoons named in the USA list match the list of billionaires published by the Russian edition of Forbes magazine past year.

"We are not interested in curtailing our ties with the United States", he said.

"Look, isn't it stupid: They are putting Russian Federation in the same league with North Korea and Iran, and at the same time are asking us to take part in solving the North Korean nuclear problem and think what can be done on the Iranian track", Putin said.

The Treasury Department released the list of powerful Russians and oligarchs worth more than $1 billion on Monday, shortly before a midnight deadline.

The unnamed official argued that not everything is about the "dollar figure", and added that "It also can include things like significant adverse impact to national - United States national security".

The Trump administration has released its highly anticipated list of Russian politicians and business figures in an attempt to increase pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's attacks on the media's credibility are often over-the-top, but this is a case where his administration maybe should have put a little less faith in a press account and done some research of its own.

Drafted on the basis of the USA legislation six months ago, the "Kremlin report" also has classified annexes, which include individuals with a lower official position or with a net worth below 1 billion dollars, as well as companies with state ownership of at least 25 percent and with 2016 revenues of 2 billion dollars or more.

Police took the pair to a Moscow police station and told them they would be kept in overnight until a court hearing, Shaveddinov wrote on Twitter.

"When asked if there is 'any truth to the criticisms that the Treasury list was inspired or derived in some way from the Forbes list, ' a Treasury spokesperson said 'yes'.

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We also noted that the report indicates it is not a sanction list", the official said.

"Treasury, writ large, doesn't impose financial restrictions or any restrictions on dealing - OFAC is the one that does that. I know 100 percent that they're not guilty of anything".

"I think there is no essential change".

"There was so much tension in Moscow over this, so much expectation".

"They need to decide for themselves what they want: To engage in that or to sanction those who are dealing with it here", Putin snapped. Mnuchin said "there will be sanctions that come out of this report". And that will have consequences.

"I hope that this page will be turned, and moreover, in the very near future", the Russian president told a gathering of his supporters in Moscow ahead of March's presidential election.

Meanwhile, online debate seemed to be split over the blanket nature of the Treasury list and whether it had gone too far or not far enough.

"I think what [the report] shows is that people who worry about the election being hacked in 2018 ought to be anxious because this administration seems to have a bit of a blind spot", he said.

According to Siluanov, none of the American sanctions, including the latest ones, look meaningful. The president favors tough measures to punish and deter the bad behavior of the rogue regimes in Iran and North Korea. The bill was improved, but Congress has encroached on the power of the presidency.

"We were ready to take retaliatory steps, and, mind you, serious ones, which would cut our relations to zero", he said.

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