U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia over Crimea | TOP-NEWS

U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia over Crimea

The actions of the United States, the EU, and Canada underline the strength of the transatlantic alliance in confronting Russia’s ongoing aggression, the U.S. Finance Ministry said.
U.S. authorities have imposed new sanctions in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. The restrictions affected eight individuals and one legal entity. This is stated in a statement of the American Ministry of Finance, published on Wednesday, January 29.

The published list of individuals on whom restrictive measures have been decided to be extended almost completely coincides with a similar list published a day earlier by the EU authorities.

“The actions taken by the agency, taken in close coordination with our international allies and partners, confirm our continued support for the restoration of free and fair democratic political processes in Crimea. The actions of the United States, the EU, and Canada limit the ability of these illegitimate officials to conduct business at the international level and underline the strength of the transatlantic alliance in confronting Russia’s ongoing aggression,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

It is indicated that the new sanctions were imposed against:

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Yuri Gozanyuk, the so-called Prime Minister of the Republic of Crimea;
Mikhail Razvozhayev, the so-called acting governor of Sevastopol;
Vladimir Nemtsev, the so-called head of the Legislative Assembly;
Sergei Danilenko, the so-called head of the Sevastopol Electoral Commission;
Lydia Basova, the so-called deputy head of the Sevastopol Electoral Commission;
Ekaterina Pyrkova, the so-called secretary of the Sevastopol Electoral Commission;
Ekaterina Altabaeva is a so-called member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation from Sevastopol;
Alexandra Genova is the CEO of Grand Service Express.
Also included in the sanctions list was Grand Service Express, the operator of passenger rail services to Crimea.

Last November, Ukraine imposed new sanctions against Russia and Crimea. The affected 125 legal entities registered in the territory of the aggressor country and in the annexed Crimea.

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