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Zakharova Mocks US Latest Sanctions on Russia

Thu 02 Jun 2022 | 11:49 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to the latest sanctions imposed by the US on Russian officials late Thursday.

Zakharova stated that her inclusion in the new US sanctions list is a showcase, noting that she does not have any bank accounts or assets abroad.

The White House imposed on Thursday fresh sanctions on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine and crackdown on attempts to evade existing penalties.

The Treasury Department will target prominent Russian government and business officials, and multiple wealthy Russians close to President Putin.

Besides Zakharova, the list included God Nisanov, Sergei Gorkov, Evgeny Novitskiy, Alexey Mordashov and his family members,

“The United States and our allies and partners are committed to supporting Ukraine and ensuring the Russian government feels the compounding effects of our economic actions,” the White House said in a statement.

“Today the United States took further action, several of which have also been targeted by partners and allies, to crack down on evasion and tighten our sanctions to enhance enforcement and increase pressure on Putin and his enablers.”