U.S. announces new sanctions against Russia, targeting those who support its defense industrial base
Updated: 2022-06-29 13:43:16 KST
Washington has unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia, targeting those they say support Moscow's military and defense industrial base.
In the latest sanctions announced Tuesday, the U.S. accused Russian military units of abusing human rights in Ukraine and implemented a ban on new imports of Russian gold.
The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that it blacklisted 29 Russian individuals as well as 70 entities including State Corporation Rostec, a massive state-owned enterprise established to consolidate the country's technological, aerospace, and military-industrial expertise.
In a separate statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the State Department was imposing sanctions on 45 entities and 29 individuals.
He added steps were being taken to put in place visa restrictions on over 5-hundred Russian military officers.
The move comes on the heels of sanctions announced by G7 leaders, which included a gold import ban.
In a joint communique, the G7 also agreed to seek a ban on the transportation of Russian oil that has been sold above a certain price.
This is part of the group's plans to examine a new package of actions aimed at increasing pressure on Moscow.
The leaders also vowed to continue to provide financial, humanitarian, military, and diplomatic support to Ukraine for as long as necessary.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.