UK imposes sanctions on Russian banks and sugar-rich oligarchs

Prime Minister Bois Johnson addressed the lower house on Tuesday, stating that he believes the West should continue to seek a diplomatic solution with Russia until the last minute, but one should also be prepared that it is not definitely possible.

The Prime Minister expressed his absolute support for Ukraine, and at the same time called on all British citizens in Ukraine to leave the country.

Johnson said he was now imposing financial sanctions on five Russian banks. The sanctioned banks are Rossiya, IS Bank, General Bank, Promsvyazbank and Black Sea Bank.

Photo by Gennady Timchenko (left) and Boris Rotenberg. These are two of three named Russians who know about British sanctions against Russia. AFP) Photo: [SERGEI KARPUKHIN]

At the same time, Britain will also sanction members of the Russian Duma and the Federal Council that voted to recognize the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk, said a statement from the British government.

– These will be targeted sanctions that will hit Russia hard.

In addition, the UK imposed sanctions on three people named “high-ranking individuals”. Their assets in the UK are frozen and they will be denied entry to the UK.

The three people are Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg and Igor Rotenberg, according to AFP.

“We have to brace ourselves for the possible next steps in Putin’s plan,” Johnson said.

Oligarchs in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and the banks that had funded Russia’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula were the targets of the first wave of British sanctions in response to Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty. reason from Secretary of State Liz Truss.

See the excerpt from Johnson’s thunder speech at the top of the case.

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