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US announces sanctions against Kremlin-controlled media companies and bans Russia from using some American consulting services

President Joe Biden and Leaders of group of seven met practically with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on On Sunday, we will discuss further actions by the United States and its allies to punish Russia. for it’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. announcement also included new export controls against Russian industrial sector and about 2600 visa restrictions on Russian and Belarusian officials, as well as first sanctions against leaders of Gazprombank, the institution through which the majority of Europe buys Russian gas.

“This is already a failure for Putin, and we will continue to honor the brave fighting that place Ukraine people and listen to President Zelensky and reaffirm commitment to the course. senior administration official told reporters in advance of meeting of the president.

official added what call would also allocate how Russian President Vladimir Putin “shames” the victims made Soviet Russian citizens millions of who sacrificed their lives to defeat fascism during World War II.

“Putin is shaming these victims by spreading his lies, his disinformation about the barbarity he is committing. in Ukraine… It really is chance speak in truth and demonstrate our enduring unity,” official said of in call.

“Together, today’s actions are a continuation of systematic and methodical elimination of Russia from global financial and economic system. And the message is that there will be no shelter for Russian economy if Putin invasion continues”, official told reporters.

The three television networks under US sanctions are Channel One Rossiya, TV Channel Russia-1, and NTV Broadcasting Company. Together they got more over $300 million in advertising revenue at Western countries just last yearaccording to official.

“We’re not going to be in in business of helping them broadcast lies and deceit that you hear from Putin every day,” official said.

Notably, US legal services were not included. in Sunday ban. The US, according to an official, decided to continue to allow search of “due process” but added what government will continue to re-evaluate this “every day” and what he expects to happen after the initial service ban. official noted that the United Kingdom also there was no such ban.

official also made sure note that sanctions against Gazprombank executives just what: action against leaders of important financial institution, not full sanction against in bank what Europeans should do business with continue purchase Russian gas.

“Is not full block. We don’t freeze assets of Gazprombank or a ban on any operations with Gazprombank. We signal that Gazprombank is not a safe haven. And so we sanction some of vertex business leaders, they people who sit upstairs of in an organization to create a chilling effect” official said.

decision restrict export of industrial products to Russia, designed to interfere with the industrial capabilities of the Kremlin and its conduct of the war. ability similar to how Western restrictions on microchips limit the possibilities of Russia ability to create high-precision missiles, official said.

In addition to the export ban on Industrial Services Russia, USA also sanctioned Promtekhnologiya LLC, which manufactures weapons, including rifles, used by Russian troops. in Ukraine. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will also no longer allow export of uranium, plutonium or other products associated with nuclear power.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba spoke with the US Secretary of State. of Anthony Blinken’s fortune on Sunday to discuss further sanctions on Russia and influence of war in Ukraine on global Food security.

Kuleba said in a tweet what the US is preparingnew harsh sanctions” against Russia, adding that the two diplomats “discussed ways on unblocking Ukrainian food exports and ways to ensure global Food security.”

This story was updated with additional information.

EDIT: previous version of This story distorted amount of advertising revenue received by three Russian TV channels from Western countries last year as quoted senior Biden administration official. It was 300 million dollars.

CNN’s Devan Cole and Anastasia Graham Yull contributed to this report.


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