Q – The United States Department of the Treasury published the “Kremlin Report,” a list of 114 Russian politicians and 96 Russian businessmen who could be subject to sanctions. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev are on the list. How could this decision by the United States affect relations between France and Russia? Could this impact invitations sent to members of this list to attend events in France?
A – We understand that this is a list of names published by the U.S. authorities and not at this stage a decision to impose new sanctions.