Big Putin Critic Praises Trump’s New Sanctions

One of the world’s leading advocates for increased sanctions against the Russian government is praising President Donald Trump’s administration’s move to sanction 38 Russian oligarchs, government officials or government-controlled companies.

“One cannot overstate how significant these sanctions are in terms of Putin and his cronies,” Bill Browder, a London-based financier and human rights activist, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“This will definitely make Putin think twice about doing things further to America because there’s still a long list of his oligarchs who have yet to be sanctioned.”

On Friday, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned seven Russian oligarchs, 12 of their companies, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company.

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