European Union operators are also forbidden from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities.
A U.S. Treasury statement Friday said six Russian officials, six defense firms and two energy and construction firms had been targeted, either over the seizure of Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Straight last November, or for their activities in Russian-annexed Crimea or separatist eastern Ukraine.
"The decision of the Council of the European Union shows disrespect for the Russian Federation's right to ensure protection of its state border", the Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying by Interfax on March 16.
"The worldwide community is strongly aligned against Russia's naval attacks in the Kerch Straight, purported annexation of Crimea, and support for the illegitimate separatist-conducted elections in eastern Ukraine", the statement reads. Their names were put on the list of persons and entities involved in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, which was extended for another six months.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a provocation, noting that there were members of the Ukrainian security service, who were in charge of the operation, on board the Ukrainian vessels.
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In November 2018, the Russian navy captured 24 Ukrainian sailors and their vessels in the Kerch Strait.
"Canada and its allies are unwavering in our support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity".
"Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation, in violation of global law, based on an illegitimate referendum held five years ago today", according to a statement.
European Union sanctions target eight senior Russian security personnel and military officers responsible for detaining three Ukrainian vessels in disputed waters off the coast of Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014. They are still in Russian detention.
The billionaire was slapped with sanctions in April past year, which targeted tycoons with close ties to the Kremlin.
"I have spent 30 years of my life building companies that are major players in the global economy, and will not let that hard work - along with millions of jobs and individual livelihoods - be destroyed by political scheming", he said in the statement sent by his spokeswoman.