Washington targets the Duma and the defense industry

Leaders of the G7 countries and the European Union have also announced a concerted strengthening of their efforts to prevent the sanctions targets from escaping.

On Thursday, Washington announced new sanctions against Russia, targeting politicians, oligarchs and the defense sector in response to the invasion of Ukraine, and accelerating coordination with Russia’s Western allies to prevent it from using its gold reserves.

These actions, in particular, involve the freezing of assets in the United States, 328 representatives of the Duma and the company and 48Large public companiesFrom the Department of Defense, according to a White House report. This is “Sanctions against more than 400 individuals and entities, including the Duma and its members, additional Russian elites and Russian security agencies fueling Putin’s war machine“, It is mentioned.

Sanctions specifically target the Tactical Missiles Corporation JSC (KTRV), a large state-owned Russian security group whose weapons are currently stationed in Russia, the Treasury said in a separate statement. “KTRV manufactures Russian defense equipment for the Russian Navy, including aerial weapons and armaments systemsHe cited various underwater weapons and radar systems used in submarines.

Block war funding

Leaders of the G7 countries and the European Union have also announced a concerted strengthening of their efforts to prevent the sanctions targets from escaping. They want to continue to block the Russian central bank’s ability to use international reserves, including gold, to stop war financing.

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The United States and its alliesIt strikes at the heart of Russia’s ability to fund and execute its war and atrocities against UkraineU.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was quoted in the Treasury report as saying. Duma “Continues to support Putin’s invasion, disables free flow of information and undermines the fundamental rights of Russian citizens“, She persuaded,”Those close to Putin should stop and condemn this war.

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Washington would make the announcement on Wednesday.A set of sanctions involving two political figures“And”Selfish groupsThe British government recently announced a series of new sanctions targeting 59 Russian figures and companies, as well as six Belarusian companies.

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