Great Britain expanded sanctions against Russia: details

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly announced on February 24, 2023, a new package of sanctions and trade measures against the Russian Federation, including a ban on the export of all goods that Russia used on the battlefield in Ukraine.

Source: The British Government

“Included in the hundreds of goods are aircraft parts, radio equipment, and electronic components that can be used by the Russian military-industrial complex, including in the production of UAVs,” noted the Government of Great Britain.

It is emphasized that today’s measures will cause even more damage to the Russian Federation and its military-industrial complex, undermining Putin’s military machine.

“Today we are sanctioning the elites who run Putin’s key industries and committing to prohibit the export to Russia of every item Russia has been found using on the battlefield,” informed the UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

92 Russian individuals and legal entities were included in the sanctions list. In particular, the heads of Rosatom, Rostec and Almaz-Antey Corporation and four banks.

“6 Russian entities involved in the manufacture or repair of military equipment for Russia’s armed forces, including aviation and navy; 5 senior Iranian executives in Qods Aviation Industry, the company manufacturing the drones used in Ukraine, which demonstrates our commitment to continue to pressure third countries supplying Russia’s military [were sanctioned – ed.],” reported the British Government.

Imports of 140 iron and steel products, including those processed in third countries, will also be banned.

Today’s measures of the British Government also increase the pressure on the Russian elite.

In particular, the following Russian individuals were sanctioned:

  • Mattias Warnig, a close friend of Putin, general director of Nord Stream 2, as well as a former member of the board of directors of Transneft and Rosneft;
  • Lyubov Kabaeva, mother of gymnast Alina Kabaeva, who has a connection with Putin;
  • Alexei Dyumin, head of the Tula region;
  • Alexei Kozak, son of the former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Dmytro Kozak;
  • 20 executives of Gazprom and Aeroflot, including the chairman of Gazprom, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Viktor Zubkov and two current Russian ministers.

See also: Great Britain will provide Ukraine with longer-range weapons

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