US announces new Russia-related sanctions

Washington, Jan 12 (UNI) The United States is imposing sanctions on one individual, three entities and four aircraft allegedly linked to arms transfers between Russia and North Korea (DPRK), the US Department of State said in a statement.

“The Department of State is today imposing sanctions on one individual and three entities complicit in the transfer to Russia and testing of DPRK-origin ballistic missiles by Russia since late November 2023. The Department is also identifying four aircraft owned by the US-designated Command of the Military Transport Aviation (VTA) as blocked property,” the statement said on Thursday.

The sanctions target the general director of the state-owned airline 224th Flight Unit, Vladimir Mikheychik, the statement said.

The sanctions also target the Vladimirovka Advanced Weapons and Research Complex and the Ashuluk Firing Range, the statement added.

In November, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denied that Russia’s cooperation with North Korea violates UN Security Council resolutions. Accusations of illegal military-technical cooperation between Russia and North Korea are unfounded and unsubstantiated, Zakharova said.


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