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US imposes new sanctions on Russia

IANS  |  Washington 

The US has imposed new sanctions against individuals and entities supporting Russia's role in issue, according to a statement issued by the on Thursday.

The Treasury Department said in the statement that the designations of sanctions are three individuals and nine entities, which engaged in "serious human rights abuses" or advanced "Russian interest in the Crimea region", reported.

All of these individuals' and entities' property and interests in property of the designated persons subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them, the statement said.

The also said on Tuesday that it might impose another round of sanctions on over the latter's involvement in the nerve agent attack on a former Russian in Britain in March.

"We consider these restrictions imposed by the US on to be illegal, and we will also treat accordingly similar steps if they follow," Kremlin said Wednesday.

Amid the ongoing U.S. sanctions on and Washington's recent stance on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the relations between and have been strained.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 04:00 IST
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