“Washington should have understood long ago that not a single hostile attack against Russia will go without a harsh response,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
US imposes new sanctions on Russia
The United States imposed this Friday a new battery of sanctions for the war in Ukraine that affects some 300 entities, people, ships and planes that are collaborating with Russia in its offensive.
The Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, explained in a statement that these sanctions, announced in the framework of the G7 summit in Hiroshima (Japan), are aimed at the energy, defense, mining and technology sectors; and to people who are helping Russia increase its energy production and capacity.
The State Department stressed that it seeks to further disrupt Russia’s ability to obtain war supplies, reduce reliance on Russian energy, restrict Moscow’s access to the international financial system and keep its sovereign assets immobilized.
The sanctions, taken in coordination with the G7, Australia and other partners, target companies complicit in those actions and include companies such as the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Hydrographic Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom.
The consultancies Akvamarin and Preobrazovatel Mash, the China-based firms Beijing Lucheng Weiye Technology Development and Beijing Xinghua Hengcheng Technology Development, as well as other companies based in Macao, Hong Kong, Canada or Iran are included in this new package of international scope.
The United States has also targeted individuals such as the CEO of the consulting firm Polyus, Aleksei Aleksandrovich Vostokov, and its Senior Vice President of Operations, Vladimir Anatolevich Polin; as well as the businessman Igor Albertovich Kesaev, who has invested in the Russian arms industry.