US, Europe step up Russia sanctions to target Putin directly
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and European allies said Friday they were stepping up sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine by adding measures directly targeting President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, putting diplomatic appeals to one side as Russia's forces closed on Ukraine's capital.
U.S. sanctions Putin personally for Ukraine invasion
The U.S. will join the European Union in imposing sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
US joins EU in agreeing to freeze assets of Russia’s Putin and Lavrov
The Biden administration has announced that it will move to freeze the assets of President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, following the European Union and the United Kingdom in directly sanctioning top Russian leadership.