The Justice Department issued a press release announcing new measures to “disrupt and prosecute Russian criminal activity.
Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray will make a joint statement on the issue Wednesday.
The move comes at the same time as new sanctions against Russian banks and officials. These sanctions are being announced today by the U.S. administration.
It is, in particular, a ban on investment in the Russian economy for Western companies. They are in response to the war crimes in Bucha, for which Washington and Kiev have previously accused Moscow.