US sanctions Russian individuals, businesses 

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(VOVWORLD) - The United States on Sunday announced new sanctions against Russian television stations and businesses, as well as visa restrictions on thousands of Russian and Belarusian officials.

US sanctions Russian individuals, businesses  - ảnh 1Russian branch of Sberbank in Vienna, Austria. (Illustration: AFP/VNA)

According to a senior US administration official, the CEO of Russia's Gazprombank is on the "blacklist", as well as eight executives from Russia's Sberbank. Moscow Industrial Bank and its 10 subsidiaries were also added.

The official said the new US sanctions are a continuation of the attempt to remove Russia from the global economic and financial system.

The sanctions against Channel One, Russia-1, and NTV prohibit any US company from supporting them through advertising or selling them equipment.

The sanctions also target Promtekhnologiya, a weapons maker, along with seven shipping companies and a marine towing company. 

The sanctions prohibit Americans from providing accounting, trust, corporate formation, or management consulting services to Russians, though providing legal services is still permissible. 

The US State Department has also announced a series of visa bans and restrictions for 2,500 Russian military officers and officers of Russian-backed forces in Ukraine, identified eight companies involved in Russian maritime activities, and added 69 vessels to the US Treasury Department's sanctions list.