The owner of NGZ Deripaska hired a British Lord and ambassadors to lobby for the lifting of sanctions – NYT

Владелец НГЗ Дерипаска нанял британского лорда и послов для лобби по снятию санкций - NYT

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska seeks lifting of US sanctions with its controlled companies, En+, RUSAL and myself, with the help of a British Lord, close to the former Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, and other lobbyists.

“The British Ambassador from companies Deripaska, Lord Gregory Barker, a protégé of the former Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron, was appointed last year as head of the Board of Directors of En+. Also participate (to influence the lifting of sanctions – ed.), lobbyists, law firms, experts of PR-management, a former U.S. Senator and a senior representative of the electoral headquarters of the trump, which has connections to the US Treasury and the White house. Even the ambassadors to Washington from a number of countries requested to write a letter against sanctions”, – stated in the message.

As noted, Lord Barker and the team who are trying to deal with the sanctions argue that their introduction in relation to the En+ and RUSAL may cause havoc on the world metal markets, harm to American manufacturers and potentially play into the hands of China.

Lobbyists are trying to convince the American Ministry of Finance in the attractiveness of the “Barker plan”, which is that Deripaska could save a part of En + to less than 50% and depart from the management of the companies.

The plan also provides for the establishment of the Deposit account to which the money from the sale of shares Deripaska. The businessman will not be able to access them, while his name will not be excluded from the list of sanctions.

It is noted that such active lobbying has a number of results. In particular, the U.S. Treasury has several times postponed the date of the final decision in the case of the continuation of sanctions against Deripaska. In particular, the U.S. government reported that can be removed from the company “RUSAL” sanctions if “make sure that Deripaska is no longer in charge of it.”

As reported, the office of foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury (OFAC) has postponed until 12 December, the period of termination of contracts with Russian companies GAZ Group, controlled by businessman Oleg Deripaska.

In addition, the SBU asked to find out whether financed Deripaska TV channel NewsOne.