The UK is targeting new sanctions on more Russian officials, prominent figures

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    London [UK]March 15 (ANI): In new sanctions against Russia, the United Kingdom has targeted more Russian officials and prominent figures by freezing their assets and imposing travel bans on them, according to a media report citing updated recommendations issued by the UK government. Tuesday.

    Sanctions have been imposed against Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Russian Deputy Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Kremlin Chief of Staff Anton Voino, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Economic Development Minister Maxim Rashetnikov, and Deputy Prime Minister Husnullina. , according to Sputnik, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, MP Irina Radnina, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sabyanin.

    In addition, sanctions against the editor-in-chief of Russian media, RT TV broadcaster Margarita Simanyan, her husband and film director Tigran Keosayan, dancer and wife of Peskov Tatiana Navka, media personalities Vladimir Solovyov and Konstantin Ernst, as well as several prominent businessmen.

    Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain would continue to support Ukraine as it tightens economic sanctions against Russia.

    “President @ZelenskyyUa has mobilized world opinion against Vladimir Putin’s brutality. We will continue to support him and his people by strengthening economic sanctions and providing support to help Ukrainians protect themselves from bombing,” Johnson tweeted.

    In particular, Western countries have launched a comprehensive sanctions campaign against Moscow in response to Russia’s special operation in Ukraine. Sanctions include airspace closures and restrictive measures against many Russian officials and organizations, the media and financial institutions.

    However, Moscow has repeatedly stressed that it does not plan to occupy Ukraine and that the purpose of its special operation is to demilitarize and “denationalize” Ukraine, targeting only military infrastructure. (ANI)

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