Hassam Hameed-TDO-31.01.2018- US released its list of eligible Russians for potential sanctions. Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed this list is targeting whole Russian population. This list has been long due to punish Russia for meddling in US elections in favor of US President Donald Trump, who has been reluctant in releasing this list.
US emphasized that names in this unclassified list are not subjected to sanctions. However there is a classified list which entails details of involvements in corruption related activities. Monday was the deadline for this ‘Putin list’ to be released and was released to public 10 minutes before the deadline.
Mr. Putin has taken this list to be a form of aggression from the side of US, and said instead Russia should "ourselves and the economy". List has named 210 people belonging to government or business sector.