Alexei Navalny death-Ukraine war: US imposes over 500 new sanctions against Russia

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Alexei Navalny death-Ukraine war: US imposes over 500 new sanctions against Russia
Alexei Navalny death-Ukraine war: US imposes over 500 new sanctions against Russia
Alexei Navalny death-Ukraine war: US imposes over 500 new sanctions against Russia
US imposes 500 new sanctions against Russia. Photo  Courtesy: Joe Biden Instagram web page

The United States of America on Friday imposed over 500 new sanctions against Russia as its invasion of Ukraine accomplished two years.

The US mentioned sanctions have been additionally imposed in response to the dying of Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny just lately.

The US Department of the Treasury mentioned in an announcement: “Today, marking Russia’s two years of unprovoked and illegal full-scale battle against Ukraine and in response to the dying of opposition politician and anti corruption activist Aleksey Navalny, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is sanctioning virtually 300 people and entities.”

“Together with actions from the U.S. Department of State (State), that is the most important variety of sanctions imposed since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. State is designating three Government of Russia officers in reference to Navalny’s dying; collectively, Treasury and State are sanctioning over 500 targets to impose extra prices for Russia’s repression, human rights abuses, and aggression against Ukraine,” the assertion mentioned.

To deny Russia the assets essential to assist its battle against Ukraine, the Treasury mentioned it’s designating targets, together with a serious cog in Russia’s monetary infrastructure; greater than two dozen third-country sanctions evaders in Europe, East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East; and tons of of entities in Russia’s military-industrial base and different key sectors.

“This solemn anniversary and Aleksey Navalny’s dying in Russian custody are stark and tragic reminders of Putin’s brazen disregard for human life, from Ukrainians struggling the prices of his unprovoked battle to individuals throughout Russia who dare to show the corrupt abuses that gas his regime,” mentioned Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen.  

“Russia’s economic system and military-industrial base are displaying clear indicators of weak point partially because of the actions we, together with our companions and allies around the globe, have taken to assist Ukraine’s courageous protection. Putin has mortgaged the current and way forward for the Russian individuals for his personal goals to subjugate Ukraine. The Kremlin chooses to reorient its economic system to construct weapons to kill its neighbors on the expense of the financial way forward for its personal individuals. But we should maintain our assist for Ukraine at the same time as we weaken Russia’s battle machine. It’s essential that Congress steps as much as be a part of our allies around the globe in giving Ukraine the means to defend itself and its freedom against Putin’s barbarous assault.”

Since February 2022, the U.S. authorities has deployed quite a lot of financial instruments aimed toward ‘disrupting and degrading Russia’s economic system and battle machine’.

“Over the final two years, together with in the present day, the Departments of the Treasury and State have designated over 4,000 entities and people pursuant to Russia-related sanctions authorities. Treasury’s actions, alongside these of its companions throughout the globe, are limiting Russia’s capacity to generate the income it must fund its battle and disrupting the Kremlin’s efforts to construct a wartime economic system,” the assertion mentioned.

What occurred to Navalny?

Alexei Navalny, 47, died in an Arctic jail on Friday (February 16, 2024).

He was serving a 19-year time period.

Navalny felt unwell in jail after a stroll and misplaced consciousness. He acquired all needed resuscitation measures, however they didn’t yield optimistic outcomes, the Federal Penitentiary Service said as quoted by Russia’s Sputnik information company.

President Vladimir Putin didn’t touch upon the problem since his dying was introduced.

Several world leaders, together with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden, have slammed Putin over the politician’s dying.

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