Oleg Deripaska. Photo: Sergei Savostyanov/TASS/Getty Images
The Treasury Department announced Sunday that it had lifted sanctions on three companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including the world's second-largest aluminum producer Rusal.
The state of play: Last month, the companies reduced their relationship with Deripaska, complying with U.S. requirements. After a push from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Senate then voted to uphold Treasury's ruling lifting the sanctions, despite a wave of defections from 11 Republicans.