US President Joe Biden imposes new sanctions on Russia for annexing Ukrainian regions

Updated: Sep 30 2022 11:16PM

Washington, Sep 30 (PTI) US President Joe Biden on Friday announced a new round of sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian territories, targeting government and military officials and their family members, saying that Moscow’s action to annex Ukrainian territory has "no legitimacy".

The Treasury Department, Commerce and State each announced separate sanctions intended to target decision-makers in Moscow, allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin and entities that support the military-industrial complex in Russia.

“In response to Russia’s phoney claims of annexation, the United States, together with our Allies and partners, are announcing new sanctions today,” Biden said.