The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 24 individuals and legal entities of Belarus for supporting the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the U.S. department said in a statement released.

“As part of a serious and large-scale response by the United States to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on 24 individuals and legal entities of Belarus in connection with Belarus’ support and assistance to this invasion,” the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.

The restrictions imposed affect two large state-owned Belarusian banks, which, according to Washington, are among the most important. In particular, Belinvestbank and Dabrabyt Bank were sanctioned.

In addition, the Minister of Defense of Belarus Viktor Khrenin and the Secretary of State of the Security Council of the Republic Alexander Volfovich fell under the restrictions of the American Ministry of Finance.

Sanctions by the Ministry of Finance usually mean the blocking of assets in American jurisdiction and a ban on transactions for individuals and legal entities of the United States.