Credit Suisse freezes $5 billion of Russian money due to U.S. sanctions

By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and John O'DonnellZURICH (Reuters) - One of Switzerland's largest banks, Credit Suisse, has frozen roughly 5 billion Swiss francs ($5 billion) of money linked to Russia to avoid falling foul of U.S.

sanctions, according to its accounts, further increasing pressure on Moscow. The move by Credit Suisse, which owned aircraft surrendered by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska and had lent money to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg before the sanctions, underscores a widespread fear among banks of reprisals from Washington for.

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