Oleg Deripaska's comments came as some Russian media outlets expressed dismay at the Ohio debate, with one lamenting how "the level of discussion turned out to be extremely low."
Workers from the Oleg Deripaska-owned GAZ Group plant in Russia put together a rap song to Coolio's "Gansta's Paradise" in their fight against U.S. sanctions.
McConnell was among the advocates for lifting sanctions on Oleg Deripaska's company Rusal.
The escort was deported from Thailand on January 17 and detained in Moscow on her way home.
The State Department is not saying when it will implement the sanctions, noting that there is no deadline in the law for imposing them.
"The Treasury Department seems to be doing its damnedest to help a Russian oligarch by relieving sanctions, hiding the evidence and duping the Senate in the process," John Avlon said.
Videos emerged of Anastasia Vashukevich's arrival in Moscow, during which police can be seen manhandling the young woman and forcing her into a wheelchair.
Nastya Rybka claims she was once the mistress of Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin-linked Russian oligarch whose core businesses are currently under U.S. sanctions.
The Trump administration is expected to lift sanctions anyway.
Shortly before his visit to the region, President Vladimir Putin accused the U.S. of destabilizing the Balkans.
The aircraft are Gulfstream executive planes.
Russia's top business leaders saw their fortunes fall precipitously.
Rusal owner Oleg Deripaska was the hardest hit.
The sex coach is currently stuck in a Thai jail.
A Belarusian-born escort claims to have information for the Russian collusion probe.
Nastya Rybka has offered to share information if the U.S. helps her get out of jail in Thailand.
The video, prompted by the revelations of a model, is under threat of being removed from other sites by authorities.