27 Feb 2023 10:57

UK broadening sanctions against Russia

LONDON. Feb 27 (Interfax) - The British Foreign Office said on Friday that the UK was broadening sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine situation.

"Foreign Secretary James Cleverly [...] announced [on February 24] a new package of internationally coordinated sanctions and trade measures, including export bans on every item Russia has been found using on the battlefield to date," the statement, published on the Foreign Office's website, said.

"Included in the hundreds of goods are aircraft parts, radio equipment, and electronic components that can be used by the Russian military industrial complex, including in the production of [unmanned aerial vehicles] UAVs," it said.

Restrictions are imposed on companies manufacturing or repairing military hardware, such as Izumrud, Elecon Plant, Lomo, Zvezda, and Sokol Plant, alongside 34 persons associated with the two largest Russian defense companies Rostec and Almaz-Antey, and Bank St. Petersburg, Uralsib, Zenit Bank and MTS Bank.

The sanctions apply to the all-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, which is part of the Rosatom corporation, and the all-Russian Research Institute of Technical Physics.

There are restrictions on 80 individuals, among them Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, Aeroflot General Director and Board Chairman Sergei Alexandrovsky, Rostec Aviation Director Anatoly Serdyukov, Rostec Executive Director Oleg Yevtushenko, Rostec Special Assignments Director Nikolai Andrianov, and Rostec First Deputy General Director Vladimir Artyakov.

There are sanctions on Rosatom General Director Alexei Likhachyov, Gazprom Export General Director Yelena Burmistrova, Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors Viktor Zubkov, and Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas Rector Viktor Martynov.