US imposes new sanctions on some Russian leaders, entities

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US imposes new sanctions on some Russian leaders, entities

WASHINGTON:United States has imposed new sanctions on some Russian leaders and several entities accused of supporting and profiting from the Russian government's efforts to undermine western democracies.

The measures announced by the Treasury Department were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials.

The state-owned Russian weapons trading company, Rosoboronexport and Russian Financial Corporation Bank were also targeted under new sanctions.

CNN said, the fresh sanctions are the latest step by Washington against Russia following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, interference in the US Presidential election and a cyber attack. APP/AFP