Britain announced on Tuesday that it had imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 42 Russian nationals 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, and the Kremlin-appointed leaders of the separatist states of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine (Prime Minister Vitaly Hushchenko of Donetsk and First Vice President of the Republic of Ukraine). 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 support Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to illegally annex some areas of Ukraine and then use rigged referendums to illegally legitimize the Russian military occupation,” British Lise. In a statement, Truss said the foreign minister is likely a successor to British Acting Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
We will continue to take strict punitive measures against those who seek to legitimize Putin’s illegal occupation of Ukraine so that Kyiv may prevail
To date, London has imposed sanctions on more than 1,100 Russian citizens and more than a hundred Russian legal entities, ranging 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 consulting with EU officials.