EU imposes sanctions against Russian officials, propagandists over invasion of Ukraine

1 March, 01:13 PM
The European Union has imposed sanctions on more Russian citizens due to Russia waging unprovoked war on Ukraine. (Photo:REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

The European Union has imposed sanctions on more Russian citizens due to Russia waging unprovoked war on Ukraine. (Photo:REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

The European Union has issued a new list of personal sanctions against Russian citizens in response to Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

In particular, the list includes Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, CEO of Rosneft Igor Sechin, and the Russian billionaire and founder of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov.

The restrictions also affected Alexey Mordaschov, the chairman of the Severgroup company, Petr Aven, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa Bank, Mikhail Fridman, the head of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group, as well as Russian propagandists Arkady Mamontov, Anton Krasovsky, Roman Babayan, Olga Skabeyeva, Tigran Keosayan, and cellist Sergei Roldugin.

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Gas Industry Insurance Company SOGAZ was also subject to EU sanctions.

March 1 is already the sixth day of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Ordinary Ukrainians and the Ukrainian military continue to defend themselves, while the shelling of Ukrainian cities by Russian forces is underway.

At the same time, international support of Ukraine is growing – Western countries are ramping up sanctions against Russia.

For the first time in history, the European Union will also supply combat aircraft to Ukraine.

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