Britain is introducing new sanctions to block Russia's access to foreign military supplies

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Britain introduces new sanctions to block Russia's access to foreign military supplies


Great Britain is introducing new sanctions aimed at limiting Russia's access to foreign military supplies.

This was announced by the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 8.

22 were included in the sanctions package individuals and legal entities outside the Russian Federation who support a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. There are also three Russian companies on the list: they import electronics that are vital for the military equipment that the aggressor uses on the battlefield.

That is, the list contains 25 items in total. Restrictions will apply to individuals and legal entities from Turkey, Dubai, Slovakia, Switzerland, Iran and Belarus.

In London, they are convinced that these measures will harm the Russian defense-industrial complex, the Kremlin's war machine and block Russia's access to foreign military equipment.

"Today's landmark sanctions will further reduce Russia's arsenal and close the supply chain that supports Putin's weakened defense industry. Those who support the Russian war machine have nowhere to hide", – the head of the British Foreign Ministry, James Cleverley, emphasized.

The sanctions list includes:

  • two Turkish companies, Turkik Union and Azu International, for exporting microelectronics to Russia;
  • Aeromotus Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Trading LLC, based in Dubai, for its role in supplying drones and components for drones to the Russian Federation;
  • Ashot Mkrtychev, a citizen of Slovakia, who helped Russia in an attempt to conclude an agreement with the DPRK on the supply of weapons;
  • Swiss citizen Anselm Oskar Shmuki for his role in the Russian financial services sector (this person works in the Moscow office of DuLac Capital Ltd).

In addition, London is imposing sanctions against Iran and < /strong>bilorrussia  due to these countries' support of Russian military aggression. The following were subject to restrictions:

    < li>Iranian individuals and companies involved in the research, development and production of drones for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. It is, for example, about Paravar Pars Company – a key manufacturer of anti-aircraft missiles and seven of its executives.
  • Belarusian companies associated with the production of military equipment for the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, which supports the Kremlin's illegal war. This includes, in particular, the Gomel radio factory, which repairs Russian military equipment.

Three Russian companies added to the list are engaged in the purchase of Western microelectronics, which the Russian Federation uses during the production of weapons.

< p>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that this is the largest British package of sanctions against military suppliers in third countries.

The ministry clarified that the capabilities of the Russian defense industry were significantly weakened during the war. The aggressor is desperately looking for foreign weapons. In addition, Russia has to decontain Soviet-era tanks and “take apart kitchen refrigerators for low-grade chips”.

The British Foreign Office promises to continue cooperation with allies to prevent the supply of weapons to the Russian Federation by third countries.

< p>Prepared by: Serhiy Daga