THE Britain announced today a new round of sanctions against Russia over its Moscow invasion of Ukrainetargeting the financial network of Russian President Vladimir Putin, including his ex-wife and relatives.
«We expose and target the dark web that underpins Putin’s luxurious lifestyle and tighten the noose around him.“, Said in a statement the Minister of Foreign Affairs Liz Trace.
«We will continue to sanction all those who help and foster Putin’s aggression until Ukraine prevails».
Britain, acting in concert with its Western allies, has imposed sanctions on hundreds of Russians as well as on strategically important industries and companies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The 12 new names added to the list of British sanctions include Putin’s ex-wife Lyudmila Ocheretnaya and many of his relatives who hold senior positions in major Russian companies such as Gazprom. They face freezing of their assets and travel bans.
The government has said that those against whom sanctions have been imposed have backed Putin in exchange for wealth, important jobs and influence in Russian affairs..