By  on April 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalated Monday after the U.S. imposed a new round of sanctions on Russian government officials and companies over Ukraine, leaving American apparel and footwear brands selling into the Russian market on edge.

The U.S. imposed sanctions on seven Russian government officials and 17 entities controlled by several government officials in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, as tensions over Russia’s insurgency into Ukraine continued to escalate.

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