U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who has repeatedly called for a coordinated effort targeting Russian diplomats and finances, issued the following statement regarding today's new sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and entities.

"Good. We've kicked Moscow's spies to the curb and now we're hitting Putin's thugs where it hurts  their fat bank accounts. This is part of the strong message America and our NATO allies have to be sending. The free world isn't going to sit on the sideline while Putin and his crooked oligarchs try to make the Soviet Union great again."