A former KGB leader, a diamond mine executive and a deputy prime minister — these are just some of the roles held by Russian oligarchs targeted by the Biden administration in a round of “unprecedented” sanctions against members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
The U.S., working closely with European allies, has been steadily waging sanctions against Moscow with the goal of deterring Putin from escalating actions in Ukraine. The efforts, which do not appear to have thwarted Putin yet, could have lasting effects on Russian business and government leaders with international dealings.
The White House said Friday it would also take the rare step of directly sanctioning Putin, a largely symbolic act given that the Russian leader has hidden his wealth and made it difficult to freeze his assets.
Here are the Russians sanctioned this week. If you open the link above you’ll read short bios on all of these criminals:
Sergei Sergeevich Ivanov, son of Sergei Borisovich Ivanov
Andrey Patrushev, son of Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev
Ivan Igorevich Sechin, son of Igor Ivanovich Sechin
Alexander Aleksandrovich Vedyakhin
Andrey Sergeyevich Puchkov
Yuriy Alekseyevich Soloviev
Galina Olegovna Ulyutina