OREANDA-NEWS  The tightening of anti-Russian sanctions in the field of private property can cause a serious blow to US confidence, said Deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexei Chepa. In this way, he reacted to the plans of the American ministries in an interview with Lenta.ru".

Earlier it became known that the Ministry of Finance and the US Department of Justice plan to expand restrictions on persons who help Russians evade sanctions. They are also going to close loopholes in the laws in order to legally confiscate the property of Russian oligarchs and subsequently transfer the proceeds to Ukraine. Another priority of the ministries will be to establish stricter rules regarding the American real estate market — one of the new requirements will be the disclosure of information about the actual owner of the housing.

Information about the owners of American real estate has been relatively freely available before, Chepa noted. "You could see the history of any real estate — from whom to whom it passed — with one restriction, if the FBI did not interfere, for example," he explained.

In terms of restrictions on those who help Russians evade sanctions, Americans see that they are not achieving any results, the deputy is convinced. "Therefore, they are simply trying to take some steps out of impotence. The business that used to be, which is possible today, is interested in interacting, people find contacts and opportunities to do this," the parliamentarian shared.