UK imposes new sanctions on Russian media and bankers
The UK government has extended its anti-Russian sanctions by blacklisting broadcaster VGTRK and some Russian journalists for covering events in Ukraine, according to a statement from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office released on Wednesday, Trend reports in reference at TASS.
The restrictive measures which involve a ban on entering the country and the freezing of bank accounts in the event of discovery were imposed on journalist Nailya Asker-Zade, war correspondents Yevgeny Poddubny, Alexander Kots, Dmitry Steshin, TV presenter Mikhail Leontyev, to Presidential Assistant and Chairman of the Board of Channel One Maxim Oreshkin.
In addition, restrictive measures were introduced against Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz, Otkritie Bank CEO Mikhail Zadornov and Sovcombank CEO Dmitry Gusev. The UK government has also pointed out that under the new restrictions, Russian companies will lose access to UK management consultancy, accounting and public relations services.
“Our professional services exports are extremely valuable to many countries, which is exactly why we are excluding Russia. By limiting Russia’s access to our world-class management consultants, accountants and public relations firms, we are increasing economic pressure on the Kremlin to change course,” Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said. these sectors.
The UK Foreign Office has also blacklisted Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolay Pankov, Irish journalist Bryan MacDonald who works for RT and Victory Museum director Alexander Shkolnik. The sanctions were also imposed on the InfoRos news agency and the Strategic Culture Foundation and SouthFront’s Internet resources.
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