22 Feb 2024 19:31

Over 50 people, enterprises added to UK's anti-Russian sanctions list - Foreign Office

LONDON. Feb 22 (Interfax) - The United Kingdom on Thursday imposed further restrictions on Russia by sanctioning over 50 individuals and enterprises, including those linked to arms supplies, the UK Foreign Office said.

"The Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, has today (22 February) announced more than 50 new sanctions targeting individuals and businesses," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

"Sanctions crack down on those supplying [Russia's...] armory with munitions such as rocket launch systems, missiles and explosives," it said.

The sanctions also target 14 companies and individuals involved with ammunition production, including Sverdlov Plant and the state airline 224th Flight Detachment along with its director Vladimir Mikheychik.

Some of the newly sanctioned companies and individuals are foreign. Among them are a Turkish electronics supplier, Cozum Yazilim Donanim Elektronik, and three China-based companies, two of which, Finder Technology LTD and JUHANG Aviation Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Limited, are allegedly supplying Russia with electronics in breach of sanctions, London says. The third company is Beijing Micropilot Flight Control Systems Co., LTD, which manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles.

"These new sanctions also target key sources of Russian revenue, clamping down on metals, diamonds, and energy trade," the statement said.

Also under sanctions are two Belarusian enterprises that operate in government strategic sectors: Precise Electro-Mechanics Plant, which makes various defense products, and JSC Planar, which makes semiconductors and other electronics.

In total, there are 2,000 individuals and companies currently under the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by London, the Foreign Office said.