US imposes further sanctions on Russia over Crimea, east Ukraine conflict
The United States has imposed further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Eleven more people and 15 more companies have been put on the sanctions list.
Among the newly included firms are affiliate companies of Russian oil giant Rosneft, as well as several organizations linked to one of the country’s major banks.
The US embassy to Russia said that Washington regards the new sanctions not as an escalation of tensions between the countries, but rather as a "routine step" in strengthening current US policy.