The Commerce Department said the targeted companies had supplied items to Russian “entities of concern” before the February 24 invasion
On the first day of its presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Czech Republic announced that it was reducing the staff of the Russian embassy in Prague to the number of Czech officials in Moscow.
The news was announced by the country's foreign minister Jakub Kulhanek at a press conference after a government meeting, quoted by Bulgarian media "SEGA".
"Russia is open to dialogue on ensuring strategic stability, preserving non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and improving the situation in the field of arms control," the Russian president told participants in the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.
He assessed that the actions of the Kiev regime in Donbas can only be described as a crime against humanity.
During a meeting in Madrid, Turkish and US Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Joe Biden agreed to "continue close consultations" between Washington and Ankara, the White House reported.
The two leaders discussed the candidacies of Sweden and Finland for NATO membership, the war in Ukraine, and the situation in the Aegean Sea and Syria.