The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against 40 Russians and more than 30 Russian structures, follows from a document published on the agency’s website on September 15.
The sanctions list, in particular, included the assistant to the President of Russia Maxim Oreshkin, as well as the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, along with his relatives.
On August 2, the United States blacklisted four employees of the administrations of the liberated territories of Ukraine, as well as nine Russian citizens and 36 organizations.
In addition, on the same day, restrictions were imposed on 893 officials from Russia, including members of the Federation Council and the military. Similar sanctions were imposed on 31 foreigners who supported the return of Crimea to Russia.
The United States has repeatedly expanded the sanctions lists by adding Russians to them. Thus, on June 28, the American side imposed visa restrictions on more than 500 Russian military and officials and expanded the sanctions list to include 57 Russian citizens. In addition, more than 100 organizations have also been added to the list.
On June 15, the US Treasury Department reported concerns about the excessive use of anti-Russian sanctions. As Deputy Finance Minister Wally Adeyemo specified at the time, since February 24, the country has introduced a thousand restrictions against Russian structures and individuals.
Western countries began to tighten sanctions against Russia in response to a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, which began on February 24. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees.
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