Businessman Igor Shekhelev, who is currently a co-owner of the Piebalga brewery in Latvia and has been investing significant sums in the development of the yacht port in Ventspils for several years, resolutely refutes the rumours that he has personally “got” into the sanction lists.
Recently, business communities around the world are increasingly forced to reckon with the new phenomenon of economic reality – various interstate sanctions and restrictions.
Information about persons under similar sanctions and restrictions of the USA is published for public inspection on the official website of the U.S. Department of the Treasury https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/sdn-list/pages /default.aspx, that is, it is public, easily accessible and well-known.
This means that today anyone can independently and without any effort check and make sure that the name of Igor Shekhelev is not on any sanction lists.
This also means that any allegations that Igor Shekhelev “is under sanctions” are an intentional dissemination of knowingly false information that discredits his business reputation.
Defamation of this kind can be a consequence of media negligence, as well as a form of an unfair competition.
At present, we are considering a possibility of suing for compensation of possible moral, material and business reputation damage to the media resources, which disseminate knowingly false information about Igor Shekhelev.