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US sanctions 19 Russian businessmen and their families, including Putin’s press secretary


America’s Biden administration on Thursday announced new sanctions on some people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Under the new sanctions, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov and Russian big industrialist Alisher Burhanovich, as well as another close friend of Putin, have been targeted. The US State Department also announced that it was imposing visa restrictions on 19 Russian businessmen and their families and relatives.

At the same time, the White House said in a press release that Boris Rotenberg (his wife Karina, and his sons Roman and Boris), Arkady Rotenberg (his sons Pavel and Igor and daughter Lilia), Igor Shuvalov (his five companies, his wife Olga) , his son Evgeny and his company and Jet, and his daughter Maria and his company), President Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

The White House said that full intercept sanctions were also imposed on Nikolai Tokarev, Sergei Chemezov, Yevgeny Prigozin and Alisher Usmanov. White House said, “Visa restrictions on 19 Russian businessmen, 47 of their family members and close associates: State Department A new visa restriction policy to restrict the issuance of visas to certain Russian businessmen, their family members and close associates announcing.”

They (who have been banned) are known to direct, authorize, fund, materialize or carry out malicious activities in support of Russia’s unstable foreign policy, the statement said. “In a preparatory action under this policy, we have taken steps to impose visa restrictions on 19 businessmen and 47 family members and close associates,” it said. Let us tell you that America has also recently imposed many other sanctions on Russia.

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