8 Feb 2023 16:37

London imposes sanctions on 8 Russian businesspeople, 6 companies

LONDON. Feb 8 (Interfax) - The United Kingdom has added eight Russian businesspeople and six Russian companies to its sanction list, a statement circulated by the UK government on Wednesday says.

In particular, the sanctions announced by London apply to Russian presidential commissioner for businesspeople's rights Boris Titov, his son Pavel Titov, Regnum news agency owner Sergei Rudnov, Aerostart company owner Viktor Myachin, R-Pharm pharmaceutical company owner and Board Chairman Alexey Repik, shareholder of Bank Rossiya and National Media Group Svetlana Krivonogikh, former presidential aide and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the System Operator of the Unified Energy System Evgeny Shkolov, and Nikolay Egorov, former deputy chairman of Russia's largest private oil refinery, it said.

The businesses that the UK has put on its sanction list include CST, a Russian drone manufacturer, Topaz, a company developing software for military aircraft, Universalmash and Lipetsk, which manufacture tracked chassis for anti-aircraft missile systems, Oboronlogistics, an organizer of the transportation and delivery of Russian military equipment, and RT-Komplekt, a manufacturer of component parts for helicopters.

Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, the UK has imposed sanctions on over 1,300 legal entities and individuals from Russia.