17 March, 17:40

US freezes assets of Matvienko, Surkov, Glazyev, Rogozin over Crimea

US freezes assets of Matvienko, Surkov, Glazyev, Rogozin over Crimea

The US President Barack Obama has issued a decree that froze foreign assets of Russia's top officials over the support that the country has given to Crimea's bid to split from Ukraine.

The asset freeze concerns such prominent Russian politicians as Upper House Speaker Valentina Matvienko, influential businessman, politician and Putin's ally Vladislav Surkov, Kremlin aide Sergei Glazyev, and Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin.

Other Russian high-flyers on Obama’s list are MPs Mizulina, Slutsky and Klishas. This is according to the White House statement.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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