New US sanctions target Russia’s pro-Putin oligarchs

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The Bangkok Post

WASHINGTON – The United States imposed sanctions on the ultra-wealthy Russian oligarchs at the heart of President Vladimir Putin’s regime Thursday in the latest ratcheting up of pressure on the Kremlin to halt its invasion of Ukraine. They and their family members “will be cut off from the US financial system, their assets in the United States will be frozen and their property will be blocked from use,” the White House said in a statement. “The United States and governments all over the world will work to identify and freeze the assets Russian elites and their family members hold in our respec…

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