An European Union choice to expand sanctions against Russian extremely rich person Andrey Melnichenko to his better half is “nonsensical” in light of the fact that she has never held Russian citizenship or dwelled in Russia, a delegate for the couple said on Saturday.

Aleksandra Melnichenko, who was brought into the world in Belgrade and holds Serbian and Croatian citizenship, will “energetically challenge the lamentable ruling against her”, the delegate said in an email proclamation to Reuters, declining to give a name.

Reuters revealed last month that Melnichenko surrendered responsibility for organization SUEK AO and compost organization EuroChem Group AG to his better half on March 8, a day prior to the EU put him on an approvals list.

The EU endorsed Melnichenko’s significant other on Friday as a feature of a 6th round of assents against Russia for pursuing a conflict against Ukraine. The EU said Aleksandra Melnichenko “exploits the fortune and advantages from the abundance of her significant other”.
The progression could disturb tasks at SUEK and EuroChem on the grounds that the assents incorporate freezing her resources.

An EuroChem representative expressed that while the organization was focused on consenting stringently with EU sanctions regulation, it would likewise try to examine with EU specialists how it could keep providing manures to ranchers.

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“EuroChem will draw in with the European Commission and table recommendations to find arrangements that will keep up with its tasks and give crop supplements to its clients all over the planet at a most crucial season of food emergency,” the representative said in an assertion.

EuroChem creates generally 5% of world compost yield.

A SUEK representative didn’t answer messages looking for input.

After endorsing Melnichenko in March, the EU blamed him for being near Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Melnichenko family agent said in Saturday’s proclamation that the financial specialist has no political affiliations in Russia, calling the choice to endorse him “wild” and “erratic”.

Melnichenko has tested the assents by housing an allure with the EU’s General Court, which handles grievances against European organizations.

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