According to the Foreign Office, sanctions have been imposed on 386 Russian politicians for supporting Vladimir Putin’s invasion in Ukraine.
These sanctions include travel bans to the UK as well as asset freezes for those who voted in favor of the independence of the separatist regions Luhansk or Donetsk.
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They include new powers that allow the UK to detain Russian planes and prohibit the export of aviation products.
UK will not stop using sanctions
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stated that the UK was targeting those complicit in Putin’s illegal invasion Ukraine and those who support barbaric war.
She stated that “We won’t let up on the pressure” and would continue to tighten sanctions on Russia’s economy.
“We stand with our Ukrainian friends, along with our allies. We will continue to support Ukraine through humanitarian aid, defensive arms and diplomatic work to isolate Russia.
Downing Street declined to confirm whether any Duma members have assets in the UK.
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said that the measures he took would freeze any assets they have in the UK. They will not be able travel to the UK or conduct business here.
The UK government has imposed sanctions on Oligarchs
This latest action follows seven additional Russian oligarchs who have links to Putin being hit by sanctions on Thursday, . They also included Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. He previously denied any close ties with the Russian president.
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These are the six other Russian oligarchs that were sanctioned:
* Oleg Deripaska is a shareholder in En+ Group, a major extractives- and energy company.
* Igor Sechin is the chief executive of Rosneft, a Russian state-owned oil company.
* Andrey Kostin is the chairman of VTB Bank – Russia’s second largest bank
* Alexei Miller is chief executive at Gazprom, an energy company
* Nikolai Tokarev is the president of Transneft, a Russian state-owned pipeline company.
* Dmitri Lebendev, Chairman of Bank Rossiya’s Board of Directors – widely regarded as the Kremlin’s private bank.
Friday’s action means that more than 800 Russian entities, individuals, and subsidiaries are now under sanctions, according to the Foreign Office. This includes 18 leading oligarchs, whose combined value exceeds PS30bn.