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More friends of Putin sanctioned


The United States today imposed a new round of sanctions on close allies of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, including Russian musician Sergey Roldugin and steel tycoon Alexei Mordashov, who have been the focus of investigations by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Roldugin and Mordashov were just two out of dozens of entities and assets targeted by multiple U.S. government departments in Thursday’s announcement. Other targets included yacht brokerages and defense industry companies, as well as numerous prominent Putin allies and their families and other service companies accused of assisting Russians seeking to evade sanctions.