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US adds seven Ukrainians, Russians to sanctions list


WASHINGTON - The United States has added seven Ukrainians and Russians to its list of people subject to sanctions over the rebellion in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday.

The Treasury Department identified the individuals as Valery BolotovIgor Vsevolodovich Girkin, Valery Vladimirovich Kaurov, Sergei Ivanovich MenyailoVyacheslav Ponomaryov, Andrey Yevgenyevich Purgin and Denis Pushilin.

The United States announced a series of sanctions in the spring aimed at business leaders and companies close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.