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Feb 26, 2022 05:28 PM
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U.S. Sanctions Putin, Key Aides as Russian Forces Encircle Kyiv

Firefighters inspect a damaged building following a rocket attack on the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday. Photo: VCG
Firefighters inspect a damaged building following a rocket attack on the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday. Photo: VCG

(Bloomberg) — Global condemnation of Vladimir Putin quickened Friday with the U.S. sanctioning the Russian leader and several key aides as his troops met opposition in Ukraine’s capital.

“President Putin and Minister Lavrov are directly responsible for Russia’s unprovoked and unlawful further invasion of Ukraine,” the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, referring to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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