More U.S. sanctions bite Russia

Travel and export bans, asset freezes target insiders, firms

Posted: April 29, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2011 file photo, then, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with his then Chief of Staff ,Vyacheslav Volodin, during a meeting of officials in Pskov, about 600 km (375 miles) northwest of Moscow. The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday, April 28, 2014, designated seven Russian government officials, including two key members of the Russian leaderships inner circle, and 17 entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13661. E.O. 13661 authorizes sanctions on, among others, officials of the Russian Government and any individual or entity that is owned or controlled by, that has acted for or on behalf of, or that has provided material or other support to, a senior Russian government official. Volodin is on the list. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool, File)

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday imposed additional sanctions against Russian government off icials and companies deemed close to President Vladimir Putin, accusing Moscow of failing to live up to its agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine.

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