The UK expanded the sanctions list in connection with the Russian armed invasion of Ukraine. The new list includes 33 Russian citizens and 26 legal entities. The sanctions involve the freezing of assets and a ban on entry to Britain.
Among those sanctioned are the head of Sberbank, German Gref, one of the heads of the same bank, Lev Khasis, the alleged adopted daughter of Sergey Lavrov, Polina Kovaleva, living in the UK, the son of the head of Rosneft, Ivan Sechin, businessman Oleg Tinkov.
The list of legal entities includes Alfa-Bank, Gazprombank, Alrosa, Russian Railways, Sovcomflot. There are also several companies from Belarus in it.
It is expected that the United States will also announce new sanctions against Russia today. The summits of NATO, the EU and the Group of Seven are being held in Brussels, at which new measures may be announced in connection with the invasion of Ukraine, which began exactly a month ago.
Britain takes a tough stance against Russia’s actions, accusing it of bombing civilian targets and civilians in Ukraine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “crossed the red line of barbarism.” He called for a coordinated tightening of Western sanctions.