US, UK, and Canada announced new sanctions against Russia following Moscow’s attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory
A huge tranche of new sanctions against Russia has been announced by the UK, the US, and Canada following the Russian attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory. — Sky News reports.
The UK’s foreign office said Russia will now lose access to major Western services that it depends on, including IT consultancy, architectural services, engineering services, and transactional legal advisory services for certain commercial activities.
Britain has also banned the export of nearly 700 goods crucial to Russia’s industrial and technological capabilities. Also, Elvira Nabiullina, the governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, was sanctioned.
At the same time, U. S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a slew of visa restrictions and sanctions in response to Moscow’s “sham” referendums and attempted annexation.
“The United States unequivocally rejects Russia’s fraudulent attempt to change Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders,” he said.
In a statement, the top US diplomat said the State Department is imposing visa restrictions “on 910 individuals, including members of the Russian Federation military, Belarusian military officials, and Russia’s proxies for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political independence.”
Canada is imposing measures on 43 Russian oligarchs, financial elites, and their family members; the so-called governing body in Kherson; and 35 Russia-backed senior officials in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.