The Joe Biden administration has imposed fresh economic sanctions on pro-Kremlin oligarchs and on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported girlfriend.
“As innocent people suffer from Russia’s illegal war of aggression, Putin’s allies have enriched themselves and funded opulent lifestyles,” Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, said on Tuesday.
“The Treasury Department will use every tool at our disposal to make sure that Russian elites and the Kremlin’s enablers are held accountable for their complicity in a war that has cost countless lives.
“Together with our allies, the United States, we will also continue to choke off revenue and equipment underpinning Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.”
Putin’s confidant, Andrey Guryev and his son were also affected by the latest sanctions.
The luxury yacht Alfa Nero, which Guryev bought in 2014 for 120million dollars, was mentioned by name.
In April, the U.S. sanctioned Putin’s two adult daughters.
Meanwhile, Russia and Ukraine have been fighting for more than five months since the February invasion.