New sanc­tions on Rus­sia

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WASH­ING­TON: The United States has im­posed sanc­tions on two Ukraini­ans, a Rus­sian of­fi­cer and nine en­ti­ties for Moscow’s an­nex­a­tion of Crimea and prof­it­ing from the oc­cu­pa­tion, the US Trea­sury said.

One of the en­ti­ties sanc­tioned — the Lim­ited Li­a­bil­ity Com­pany South­ern Project — was linked to Bank Ros­siya and Rus­sian busi­ness­man Yuri Kovulchuk, the Trea­sury Depart­ment said.

Kovulchuk, whom the United States gov­ern­ment has called “the per­sonal banker” for se­nior Rus­sian of­fi­cials, is a close ally of Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin and was pre­vi­ously sanc­tioned by the United States over the Crimea cri­sis.

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