US sanctions Russian media

Russia’s prime TV networks, in addition to a number of banking executives and a protection firm, have been penalized

The US on Sunday sanctioned three Russian TV networks, forbidding American corporations from supplying them with tools or promoting income. Dozens of Russian banking executives and a protection firm have been additionally blacklisted.

The most recent sanctions apply to Channel One, Russia-1 and NTV, all of which broadcast in Russian to a home viewers. The sanctions forbid American corporations from offering accounting and consulting providers to those networks, and deprive them of promoting income from US companies. 

Moreover, American suppliers will likely be forbidden from promoting tools resembling cameras and broadcasting {hardware} to those stations.

The ban on consulting providers will apply not simply to those TV stations, however “to any individual situated within the Russian Federation,” learn an announcement from the US Treasury Division.

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Russia sanctions ‘don’t work’ – MEP

The UK issued a related ban on UK companies offering consulting, accounting and public relations providers to Russian corporations final week, whereas additionally sanctioning Russian broadcasters and ordering UK web suppliers to dam entry to Sputnik and RT.

Washington additionally utilized sanctions on Sunday to eight executives from Sberbank, 27 board members of Gazprombank, and the Moscow Industrial Financial institution and ten of its subsidiaries, positioned visa restrictions on 2,600 Russian and Belarusian officers, and sanctioned Promtekhnologiya, a Russian protection firm.

The sanctions have been introduced as US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the G7 met just about with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to debate their response to Russia’s navy operation in Ukraine. The US and its allies have imposed unprecedented financial sanctions on Russia in response to Russia’s offensive, along with offering billions of {dollars} value of weapons to Kiev. 

The US alone has despatched almost $4 billion value of arms to Zelensky’s authorities, and Biden is at the moment urging Congress to move his $33 billion Ukraine help bundle, $20 billion of which might fund weapons and different navy help for Kiev.

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