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By Jonathan Landay

WASHINGTON (ShahBlogger) – The USA on Thursday focused 10 people in a brand new spherical of sanctions geared toward containing Russian affect within the Western Balkans, the U.S. Treasury mentioned.

The Treasury additionally imposed sanctions on 20 entities, together with 11 primarily based in Russia, according to government orders associated to the Western Balkans and Russia, in keeping with a Treasury web site.

Different sanctioned entities are primarily based in North Macedonia, Liberia, and the United Arab Emirates. Three Liberia-registered oil tankers additionally have been focused.

The Western Balkans-related sanctions are the newest imposed by america on politicians, different people and organizations designed to comprise Russian efforts to stop the area’s integration into worldwide establishments, the Treasury mentioned.

The sanctions freeze all property and different belongings these focused have in america or are managed by U.S. residents and usually prohibit Individuals from doing enterprise with them.

These hit with sanctions are people from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

They embrace Savo Cvijetinovic, a senior official of the political occasion led by Milorad Dodik, the pro-Russia chief of Republika Srpska (RS), who already is below U.S. sanctions for alleged corruption and selling the secession of the Serb-dominated half of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Cvijetinovic is the RS consultant of a agency owned by a former Russian Air Pressure deputy chief that “facilitated the unlawful switch” of Ukrainian-made helicopter engines to Russia, the assertion mentioned.

ShahBlogger was not instantly capable of attain Cvijetinovic or others who have been sanctioned for remark.

Additionally focused was Petar Djokic, Dodik’s minister of trade, vitality and mining, who signed an settlement with a Croatian counterpart to construct a pipeline from Croatia to a Russia-owned refinery in RS, it mentioned.

Dodik’s Moscow consultant, Dusko Perovic, was sanctioned for lobbying for conferences between Dodik and Russian President Vladimir Putin, serving as a go-between the RS authorities and an unidentified Russian billionaire and dealing for 2 of the billionaire’s corporations, Treasury mentioned.

In 2022, Dodik mentioned america was accusing him of corruption regardless of the absence of any felony continuing towards him.

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