The United States sanctioned individuals and companies that provide military support to Russia in the invasion of Ukraine

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The latest financial and diplomatic measures target French real estate companies, a group of Swiss citizens and a buyer of microelectronic components from Taiwan

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The United States sanctioned individuals and companies that provide military support to Russia in the invasion of Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: A sign at the headquarters of the US Treasury Department in Washington (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

The United States said on Monday it was imposing sanctions to a list of individuals and companies from around the world allegedly involved in supporting the Russia military in its war against Ukraine.

Unlike recent sanctions packages imposed on Russian-based companies and individuals, the latest financial and diplomatic sanctions are targeting a variety of entities including French real estate companies, a group of Swiss citizens, and a Taiwanese buyer of microelectronic components. .

All are accused of being financial facilitators or enablers of Russia's military supply chain, which US officials vowed to disrupt after the invasion of Ukraine began in February.

“Businesses around the world are encouraged to do their due diligence to avoid sanctions,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken it's a statement. He said the United States “will continue to crack down on Russia's attempts to evade international sanctions to finance its war machine.”

Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the State Department designated14 individuals, 28 entities, and eight aircraftidentified as part of a transnational network acquiring technology intended to develop Russia's military.

In addition, US-sanctioned Russian elite family members Suleiman Kerimov were targeted, as was Russian businessman and investor Murat Aliev, a former executive from a Kerimov investment firm, and seven related companies.

The United States sanctioned individuals and companies providing military support to Russia in the invasion of Ukraine

“Companies around the world are advised to world to do their due diligence to avoid sanctions,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken (REUTERS/Tom Brenner)

“Together with our broad coalition of partners, we will continue to use our sanctions and export controls to weaken Russia's military on the battlefield and reduce the revenue Putin uses to finance his brutal invasion,” Treasury Secretary said. Janet Yellen, in a statement.

In October, Treasury, Trade and National Intelligence officials met with representatives of the finance ministries of 33 countries to discuss the impact of international sanctions and export controls on Russia's critical defense supply chains.

At that meeting, information from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said that Russia had lost more than 6,000 pieces of equipment since the start of the war and was turning to Iran and North Korea for supplies. /p>

Russia withdrew last week from the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, ending Russia's eight-month occupation of the city .

The Biden administration also announced in October a round of criminal charges and sanctions related to a complicated scheme to acquire military technologies from US manufacturers and illegally supply them to Russia for its war in Ukraine.

Some of the equipment was recovered from battlefields in Ukraine, the Justice Department said, and other nuclear proliferation technology was intercepted in Latvia before it could be shipped to Russia.

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(With information from AP)

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