The government of The United States launched new sanctions on Wednesday for people and companies that support the Russian military incursion into Ukrainewith the intention of weakening Russia’s military capability.
“The United States, in coordination with our allies and partners, will continue to fully implement our sanctions against Russia’s war machine and those who support its efforts. These actions will reduce Russia’s ability to wage war and weaken its military-industrial complex,” the State Department reported.
For its part, the United States Treasury Department revealed that it has imposed total blockade sanctions against 22 individuals and entities from various countries related to a sanctions evasion network that supports Russia’s military-industrial complex.
The list of people sanctioned today includes prominent arms dealer Igor Vladimirovich Zimenkov, to his son Jonathan and companies connected to the “Zimenkov network” in Singapore, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Israel, among other countries.
“Russia’s desperate attempts to use proxies to circumvent US sanctions demonstrate that the sanctions have made it much more difficult and costly for Russia’s military-industrial complex resupply Putin’s war machinesaid Treasury Assistant Secretary Wally Adeyemo.
The State Department believes that the sanctions that began to be applied since the beginning of the war have succeeded in affecting the Russian military machine, since that country has been forced to resort to “disastrous” suppliers to restock
“The Russian military-industrial complex is finding it increasingly difficult to resupply the Kremlin’s war machine, forcing it to resort to nefarious suppliers, such as Iran and the DPRK (North Korea)the State Department said.
In the last year, the Treasury has sanctioned more than 100 individuals and entities who engage in activities to circumvent international sanctions and export controls imposed on Russia.
Blacklisting blocks US accounts they may own and prohibits them from doing business in the United States and with Americans.
“As a consequence of the measure adopted today, all assets and shares in assets of the persons designated above who are in the United States or in the possession or control of United States persons they get blockeds,” explained the Treasury Department.
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Source: La Opinion