Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska will remain sanctioned, however, and his property will remain blocked.
“Treasury sanctioned these companies because of their ownership and control by sanctioned Russian oligarch Deripaska, not for the conduct of the companies themselves. These companies have committed to significantly diminish Deripaska’s ownership and sever his control,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “OFAC maintains the ability under the terms of the agreement to have unprecedented levels of transparency into operations."
Sanctions were imposed against both Rusal and En+ on April 6, along with ESE, a wholly owned subsidiary of En+.
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