Britain announced on Tuesday that it has placed 42 additional Russian nationals on a travel ban and asset freeze list due to Russia’s military occupation of Ukraine.
The recent British sanctions affect, among others, the following people: the Russian Minister of Justice Konstantin Chuchenko and his deputy, the Kremlin-appointed leaders of the “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine (Prime Minister Vitaly Hushchenko of Donetsk and First Vice President Luhansk). Vladyslav Kuznetsov), 29 Russian regional governors, as well as two nephews of Russian billionaire Alizar Usmanov, who was already under British sanctions in March.
“Hoshchenko and Kuznetsov were sent from Moscow to carry out the Kremlin’s political orders in the occupied territories and to support Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to illegally annex parts of Ukraine and then use rigged referendums to illegally legitimize the Russian military occupation.British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is likely to succeed Acting Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said in a statement.
“We will continue to take strict punitive measures against those who seek to legitimize Putin’s illegal occupation of Ukraine so that Kyiv may prevailThe head of British diplomacy added.
According to the London statement, it has so far placed more than 1,100 Russian citizens and more than 100 Russian legal entities on the sanctions list,
From influential Russian businessmen and large corporations to well-known politicians.
The British government also intends to subject two groups of Syrian nationals to punitive measures after initial consultation with the European Union. One group, according to London, includes people who have recruited Syrian fighters to fight in Ukraine, while members of the other group support the “repressive Syrian regime”.
The announcement in London came in parallel with the European Union’s decision, according to which the European Union’s sanctions against Russia were extended for another six months, until January 2023.
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