The Biden administration on Thursday announced sanctions on more than 300 Russian lawmakers and dozens of state-owned companies that are connected to the war effort in the invasion of Ukraine.

The announcement came as President BidenJoe BidenBiden asks Herschel Walker and Mehmet Oz to quit council or be oustedDefense & National Security US says Russia committed war crimes in UkraineNYC mayor to lift vaccine mandate requirements on performers and athletes: report MORE met with NATO allies and Group of Seven (G-7) leaders in Brussels to discuss how to respond to the invasion as it stretches into its second month.

The sanctions target 328 members of the Duma, Russia’s legislative body, as well as the Duma itself as an entity.


The U.S. is also sanctioning 17 board members of Sovcombank, one of the largest Russian financial institutions, as well as 48 Russian defense enterprises that have been producing equipment for the war effort, including helicopters and tactical missiles.

The administration also announced sanctions on Herman Gref, who is the head of Sberbank, Russia’s largest financial institution, and Gennady Timchenko, a wealthy businessman and friend of Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinDefense & National Security US says Russia committed war crimes in UkraineEuropean gas prices jump after Putin says ‘unfriendly’ countries must pay in rubles Zelensky calls for global rallies to stand with UkraineMORE.

In addition to the new sanctions rolled out by the Biden administration, the U.S. and its European allies rolled out an initiative intended to better enforce existing sanctions on Russia.

“As long as President Putin continues this war, the United States and allies and partners are committed to ensuring the Russian government feels the compounding effects of our current and future economic actions,” the White House said in a statement.