< /p> British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (file photo) UK extends sanctions against Russia
Sanctions include Russia's Minister and Deputy Minister of Justice, de facto leaders of puppet separatist administrations in Ukraine, and governors of Russian regions
On Tuesday, the UK announced that it had imposed sanctions against proteges of the Kremlin in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as against 29 regional governors across Russia in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
42 people were added to the expanded list of persons. It included the Minister and Deputy Minister of Justice of Russia, as well as two nephews of Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who came under British sanctions in March.
Putin until Ukraine wins,” said British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is the country’s prime ministerial candidate following the resignation of Boris Johnson, in a statement.
Vitaly Khotsenko and Vladislav Kuznetsov, the Russian-appointed prime minister and first deputy chairman of the puppet Donetsk and Luhansk “people's republics”, are now subject to a travel ban and asset freeze, the UK Foreign Office said.
and Kuznetsov were appointed to carry out Russia's policy in the occupied region in order to promote Putin's plans to illegally annex most of Ukraine and use bogus referendums to falsely legitimize their occupation,” the message says.
According to Radio Liberty, Anton Anisimov, editor-in-chief of the Russian state news agency Sputnik International, and Graham Phillips, a British video blogger who collaborated with the Russian state channels RT and Zvezda, were sanctioned.
introduced against the governors of Russian regions for facilitating the Russian occupation and attempting to seize territory from Ukraine by transferring funds to Donetsk and Luhansk, the British Foreign Minister said in a statement.
The British side states that at the moment it has introduced sanctions against more than 1,100 individuals and more than 100 legal entities in Russia, including against businessmen, companies and prominent politicians.
The British government also said that, in coordination with the EU, it is introducing restrictions against two groups of individuals persons in Syria. One of these groups is reported to be responsible for recruiting Syrians to fight in Ukraine.