The US is preparing new sanctions against 35 Russians, including Prime Minister

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The Committee on Rules of the House of Representatives of the US Congress approved a bill recommending the introduction of sanctions against 35 Russian citizens involved, according to Washington, in human rights violations, Ria news reports.

Among the defendants on the list are Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, Rosgvardia Director Viktor Zolotov, Head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

In addition, the new sanctions may include: businessman Roman Abramovich, heads of Rosneft and Gazprom Igor Sechin and Alexey Miller, editor-in-chief of MIA Russia Today and RT TV channel Margarita Simonyan, General Director of Channel One Konstantin Ernst and other citizens of the country.