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US announces new round of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine war

In a press release, the U.S. Treasury Department said it was also targeting “companies operating in Russia’s virtual currency mining industry, reportedly the third largest in the world,” noting that it was the first time they had “designated a virtual currency mining company”.

In addition, the State Department is imposing visa restrictions on 635 Russian nationals who are “involved in suppressing dissent in Russia and abroad, who have been involved in activities that threaten the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and who have been involved in rights abuses.” humans in prisons and unofficial places of detention in Russian-controlled areas in the Donbas region of Ukraine,” according to the US Treasury.

Three Russian officials will also face visa restrictions “for involvement in serious human rights violations and against 17 individuals responsible for undermining democracy in Belarus,” the US Treasury continued.

Source: CNN Brasil

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