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US imposes sanctions on Russia-linked Ukrainians

The United States Treasury confirmed on Thursday the reports and imposed sanctions on four Ukrainian individuals "connected to ongoing Russian intelligence service-directed influence activities designed to destabilize" its neighbor.

Those are politicians Taras Kozak, Oleg Voloshyn, Volodymyr Oliynyk, and Vladimir Sivkovich. "The individuals we are targeting, two of whom are members of Ukraine's parliament, act at the direction of the FSB [Russia's Federal Security Service] and support Russia's destabilizing and dangerous influence operations, which undermine not just Ukraine but also the fundamental principles of democracy," the State Department said.

The sanctions come the day after US President Joe Biden said Washington will impose sanctions his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin "has never seen" before in case Moscow launches a full-on invasion on Ukraine.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR