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Touted as most agressive move, US sanctions 24 allies of Vladimir Putin

The action, taken under pressure from the US Congress, freezes the US assets of oligarchs such as aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a close associate of Putin

Reuters  |  Washington 

1The United States imposed major sanctions on Friday against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 US election and other “malign activity.” The action, taken under pressure from the US Congress, freezes the US assets of oligarchs such as aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a close associate of Putin, and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose family controls Russia’s largest gold producer, Polyus. The sanctions largely respond to what US ...

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First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 20:45 IST
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