Switzerland's financial measures aimed to pressure Moscow will compromise three Russian banks and impose travel restrictions on 361 State Duma deputies.
Cassis did not give further details on the targeted banks but said that the country would be toughening the measures already imposed on Russia in 2014 aimed at the crisis in Ukraine.
"For reasons of neutrality, Switzerland did not directly adopt sanctions at that time. Today, the government has sharpened its response … The EU sanctions issued yesterday are to be integrated into this ordinance in the form of anti-circumvention measures, and individual measures will be tightened, particularly in the financial sector," Cassis exposed.
UPDATE 6 The EU has imposed financial sanctions against the Kremlins inner circle to include cutting access to EU banks, frozen Russian assets and have cut them off from technology sectors. Switzerland has announced they will not allow their country to be used to evade sanctions