The US has imposed sanctions on 11 high-level Russian military leaders as it continues efforts to punish Russian president Vladimir Putin and Kremlin officials over the invasion of Ukraine.
The state department on Tuesday published a list of 11 individuals it said operated in the defence sector of the Russian Federation, including Viktor Zolotov, the commander-in-chief of Russia’s National Guard, and Alexander Mikheev, the director-general of Rosoboronexport, a state-controlled company trading in weapons.
Defence ministers Aleksey Krivoruchko, Timur Ivanov and Yunus-Bek Evkurov were also among those sanctioned by the US.
The state department said on Tuesday it would continue to “impose severe costs” on Russian military leaders in response to “widespread human suffering and casualties, including the deaths of innocent civilians” in Ukraine.
Zolotov has been previously sanctioned by the US. In 2018, the US Treasury applied sanctions to a series of people that it said benefited from Putin’s regime.
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