The United Kingdom sanctioned on Friday, March 11, 386 members of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, the British government said in a statement.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement that the British government had sanctioned 386 Duma members “for their support of the breakaway regions of Lugansk and Donetsk in Ukraine.”
The new sanctions “will prohibit those on the list from traveling to the UK, accessing assets held on British soil and doing business there.”
The statement further noted that the Duma recognized the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, which are part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine, and “allowed Russia’s permanent military presence there, this being a pretext for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” “.
“We are targeting accomplices to the illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin and those who support this barbaric war,” the British Foreign Secretary said.
“We will not stop pressing and will continue to tighten the screws on the Russian economy through sanctions,” Truss added.
Reiterating Britain’s support for Ukraine, the British Foreign Office statement noted that “the appointment announced this Friday is based on Thursday’s sanctions against oligarchs from Putin’s inner circle, and the introduction of new British powers.” to stop Russian aircraft and ban the export of aviation goods.”
Since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war, Britain has sanctioned more than 500 of “the most important and valuable Russian individuals, entities and subsidiaries, bringing the total now covered by the UK sanctions list.” to more than 800,” the government statement said.
“This includes travel bans and asset freezes on Russia’s top 18 oligarchs, with a combined value of more than £30 billion ($39.3 billion),” the statement concluded.
*Camilo Hernández contributed to writing this note.
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