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US slaps sanctions on six individuals, two companies from Russia

The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, as Congress returns to Washington to face the challenge of fallout from President Donald Trump's military strike in Iraq that killed Iranian official, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 24, 2020, TASS. US authorities expanded sanction lists and introduced restrictive measures against six Russian nationals and two Russian legal entities, TASS reported.

ly involved in furthering [Russian businessman Evgeni] Prigozhin’s operations in CAR [the Central African Republic – TASS], assisting the activities of the FSB, or engaging in sanctions evasion activities,” the US Treasury says.

The sanctions are introduced against Russian nationals Boris Gaikovich, Elena Ivanova, Evgeni Khodotov, Nadezhda Kuchumova, Alexander Kuzin and Vladislav Zanin, as well against Russian companies M Finans and Okeanos.

Inclusion into the sanction list means asset freezing in the United States and ban for US citizens or firms to conduct business with persons in the list.

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