UK announces new tranche of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine war
9 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly of the United Kingdom announced new sanctions against Russian military and Kremlin elites on Wednesday.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly of the United Kingdom announced new sanctions against Russian military and Kremlin elites on Wednesday. Cleverly’s announcement came as Zelenskyy arrived in the United Kingdom to meet with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, King Charles, and address the British Parliament.
“In total the UK’s sanction package hits 6 entities providing military equipment such as drones for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as 8 individuals and 1 entity connected to nefarious financial networks that help maintain wealth and power amongst Kremlin elites,” UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office announced in a statement. UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that Ukraine has demonstrated that it will not break under his “tyrannical invasion.” He said new sanctions accelerate the economic pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the statement released by UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
“These new sanctions accelerate the economic pressure on Putin – undermining his war machine to help Ukraine prevail. I am determined, consistent with our laws, that Russia will have no access to the assets we have frozen until it ends, once and for all, its threats to Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and integrity,” Cleverly said in the statement.
The United Kingdom has imposed sanctions on companies that the Russian army relies on to maintain its offensive in Ukraine, including CST, a drone manufacturer, RT-Komplekt, which manufactures parts for conflict helicopters, Oboronlogistics, which manages military equipment transport, Universalmash, which manufactures anti-aircraft missiles, and Topaz, a software company involved in military aviation.
Boris Titov, Nikolay Egorov, Sergey Rudnov, Svetlana Krivonogikh, and Viktor Myachin are among those targeted. Furthermore, Alexey Repik, Evgeny Shkolov, and Pavel Titov have been sanctioned by the UK government.