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 US sanctions affect 281 entities and 81 officials, - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov

The U.S. sanctions apply to 281 legal entities and 81 officials of the Russian Federation.

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, Censor.NET reports citing TASS.

"At present, the American sanctions affect 281 Russian entities and 81 official representatives of all branches of government, including high-ranking ones," he said.

According to him, Washington's hostile stance towards Russia was taken up long before the Crimean occupation and aggression in the Donbas. Ryabkov says that this policy had become distinctly visible by 2012 after well-known anti-Russian legislative initiatives and sanctions were introduced.

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