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Switzerland Expands Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

Switzerland has extended its sanctions over Ukraine's crisis by adding 26 more Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians to the list.

Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research said on August 5 that the move was made because of Moscow's continued role in the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

The new additions to Switzerland's sanctions list mirror the names on a European Union blacklist last month and comes into effect as of August 5, at 1800 (Prague time).

The lists now include a total of 20 companies and 87 individuals -- such as the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksandr Bortnikov, the Intelligence Service chief Mikhail Fradkov, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, Deputy Head of the Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev, and others.

The listed individuals and companies are banned from travelling to Switzerland or from transfering any assets from outside the EU to Swiss banks.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS