On 17 December, Referl reported that European officials have concluded that Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska continues to control aluminium producer Rusal in violation of a US sanctions agreement. The US lifted sanctions on Rusal and parent EN+ after Deripaska agreed in late 2018 to cut his stakes below 50% and relinquish operational control. But the billionaire is said to have continued to use “company resources and employees” for his own business pursuits as well as to advance the Kremlin’s political agenda.
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