UK sanctions 386 Russian MPs after Ukraine invasion – POLITICO

The British government has sanctioned 386 members of the Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, for supporting Ukraine’s breakaway regions of Luhansk and Donetsk – which the foreign office says is a precursor to a deadly invasion. of Vladimir Putin into Ukraine.

Russian MPs have been banned from traveling to the UK, accessing UK property and doing business with UK citizens and businesses.

“We are targeting those who were accomplices in Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and the supporters of this barbaric war,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. “We will not let pressure and will continue to squeeze problems on the Russian economy through sanctions.”

The total number of Duma members sanctioned by the UK is currently 400.

It follows Thursday’s announcement of sanctions against Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich and six others, bringing the total number of Russian oligarchs subject to the UK’s restrictions. Britain since the Russian invasion to number 18. UK sanctions 386 Russian MPs after Ukraine invasion - POLITICO

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