The State Department announced today, the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that imposes sanctions on more than 60 high-ranking Russian officials; including cabinet members and heads of districts and three companies that manage the country’s nuclear weapons program.

The State Department also reported that sanctions dozens of other Russian officials and entities and to Russians involved in grain theft from Ukraine. It also imposed entry visa restrictions (visa) to more than 1,200 members of the Russian military.

The sanctions are targeting close associates of the Russian president Vladimir Putin, Olga Skabegeva, a propagandist on state television, and Oleg Romanenko, who was appointed to oversee Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant that was seized during Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022.

The seizure of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant “underscored global concerns about nuclear energy security and undermines the Kremlin’s efforts to present itself as a responsible supplier of nuclear energy products,” Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken said in a statement.

“We remain committed to continuing to support the people of Ukraine and multiplying our efforts to advance accountability for the Kremlin’s war,” Blinken said.

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers have been killed in the war sparked by the Russian invasion, millions more have fled their homes, villages and towns have been destroyed.

All those subject to sanctions were targeted under an executive order authorizing “sanctions for specific harmful foreign activities” of the Russian government, the State Department said.

Based on the sanctions their assets in the US are frozen those included in them or controlled by a US citizen on their behalf.

The US Commerce Department has also targeted entities in China, Canada and France, among others, adding them to its list of trade restrictions.

The aim is to continue “efforts to cut off the Russian defense industrial base and the military from even low-tech consumer goods that Russia seeks to acquire in order to support the war effort,” it said.

Among the dozens of new additions to the list of trade restrictions, 79 are based in Russia, five are listed in China, two are based in Canada. Another three entities are based in France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Companies on the list are restricted from receiving goods and technology of American origin.

The Commerce Department also issued new trade restrictions today targeting Russia’s use of Iranian-made drones in Ukraine.