US aims to target Russian president Vladimir PutinForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Armed Forces Commander Valery Gerasimov and 11 others were linked to the Kremlin.
The U.S. Treasury has disclosed that all assets and interests belong to the aforementioned individuals. To us Or those in the possession or control of American persons have been detained and must be reported to the OFAC.
“These restrictions include the provision or provision of funds, goods or services for the benefit of any prohibited person, and the contribution or disbursement of funds, goods or services from such person,” the document states.
Putin: We are preparing for sanctions
EU countries, for their part, Russian President and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has agreed to freeze European assets.
The European move against Putin and Lavrov was confirmed by the fact that the ambassadors of 27 EU member states agreed on new measures – second this week – to target the Russian elite and prevent 70% of the country’s banking system from operating.
“Now we are listing President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov,” said German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbach, who agreed with her EU colleagues on the new sanctions.
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“They are responsible for the deaths of innocent people Ukraine And for trampling on the international system. We Europeans do not accept that.
According to a senior EU diplomat, although the Russian leaders did not have large assets in Europe, action was taken against them personally. “Politically important signal”.
According to Joseph Borel, EU foreign policy chief, Putin now joins only two other world leaders authorized by the federation: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus. However, both are in power and have the support of Putin.
As the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman noted, the Kremlin responded by saying that sanctions against Putin and his president showed the “immaturity” of the West.
“Sanctions against the president and foreign minister are an example and an example of the total inefficiency of their own foreign policy,” spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Russian television.
Borel said the latest round of sanctions could be pursued by a third, but only if it is needed.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman talks about sanctions
The British Treasury released the move, which included two leaders on a list of Russian oligarchs with assets or bank accounts. United KingdomRuss allowed.
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