The US government will announce today new sanctions against Russia, targeting more than five hundred entities linked to “its supporters” and “its war machine,” a spokesman for the US Treasury told AFP yesterday.

“This is the biggest package (sanctions) since the start of the invasion of Ukraine (on the orders of the Russian president) by (Vladimir) Putin,” the spokeswoman clarified, adding that the measures will be taken by the US Treasury and Foreign Ministries.

They will be announced on the eve of the second anniversary of the Russian military invasion of Ukrainian territory on February 24, 2022.

The imposition of new sanctions today, which he says will be “major”, against Moscow were already announced by the White House earlier yesterday.

They will also be imposed in response to the death of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, whose widow US President Joe Biden met with in San Francisco on Thursday.

Mr. Biden personally blames Russian President Putin that he is “responsible” for the death of the opposition figure, which was announced on February 16.

“We already have sanctions but we are considering additional ones”President Biden said Monday when asked about it by a reporter.

Since the outbreak of the war, the US and the EU have imposed a barrage of sanctions on Russia, frozen the assets of individuals and legal entities in their jurisdictions, banned all trade of their allies with Russia, and frozen Russian assets. central bank.

The countries of the alliance, which includes the G7, the EU and Australia, also created a system to impose a limit on the prices of the oil exported by Russia.

According to their estimates, this cut Moscow’s oil export revenues by a third in 2023 compared to 2022.

Announcements of new sanctions have multiplied in recent days as the second anniversary of the Russian military’s invasion of Ukrainian territory approaches.

Last Wednesday the 27 member states of the EU agreed on the 13th package of sanctions in a row, while Britain announced yesterday new deliveries of missiles to the Ukrainian army.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced at the same time that on Monday (February 26) he will organize a summit in Paris on support for Ukraine, with the participation of heads of state and government or ministers who will represent them.

In the US, the Department of Justice announced yesterday new prosecutions of Russian oligarchs.

However, US military aid has been suspended due to the impasse in Congress.

Republicans in the House of Representatives, especially loyalists of the former president donald trump, they have refused for months to approve the $60 billion in funding that the White House has been insisting on.