WASHINGTON, July 29 The United States on Tuesday
slapped sanctions on VTB, the Bank of Moscow, the Russian
Agriculture Bank and the United Shipbuilding Corp over Moscow's
support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Treasury
That expands the list of Russian banks subject to U.S.
sanctions to almost all the largest banks with state ownership
of over 50 percent, except for Sberbank.
The sanctions on the three banks prohibit U.S. citizens or
companies from dealing with debt carrying maturities longer than
90 days, or with new equity. The sanctions on the shipbuilding
company, based on St. Petersburg, freeze any assets it may hold
in the United States and prohibits all U.S. transactions with
(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Peter Cooney)