UK expands list of sanctions against Russia

The UK has imposed sanctions on 15 individuals and entities from Russia as part of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow under the pretext of its military operation in Ukraine.

The new sanctions list includes eight individuals and seven legal entities, according to a statement published today, Wednesday, on the official website of the British government.

In particular, the new restrictions affected the Russian manufacturer and developer of drones Zala Aero. British authorities claim that the company produces drones that are widely used by the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine.

The UK sanctions against Russia will also affect the following companies: Rostec Complex, Oboron Logistics, Topaz and Universal Mash, the report said.

According to British authorities, the new imposed sanctions target institutions dependent on Russian forces.

The new sanctions affected the chairman of the board of directors of the R-Pharm group of companies, Alexei Rubik, Sergey Rudnov, who is listed as the owner of Regnum Media, and Nikolai Egorov, who is listed as the owner of Energia.

The new British sanctions also affected Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov, Vice President of Russia’s largest private oil refinery Nikolai Yegorov and others.

It is noteworthy that the UK has imposed sanctions on more than 1,300 individuals and legal entities since the start of the special operation in Ukraine.

The announcement of the new sanctions comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is visiting the United Kingdom.

Source: News

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