The US is imposing new sanctions on 9 Russian entities and 3 individuals operating in Crimea, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said on November 8.
“These are sanctions on three individuals and nine entities that are supporting Russia’s attempts to integrate the Crimea region of Ukraine through private investments and private projects, or those who are engaged in serious abuses,” Volker told reporters.
On October 18, speaking at the analytical center “Atlantic Council” in Washington, Volker declared that the US is going to impose new sanctions on Russia “every month or two”. He stated that these actions were needed to push Russia to
surrender its interests negotiate a solution of the conflict in Ukraine.
However, it seems that Washington is more interested in pressuring the population of Crimea punishing it for the 2014 decision to re-unite with Russia.