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The import of pounds is prohibited. UK expands sanctions against Russia

Great Britain expanded sanctions against Russia. Some restrictions will affect not only Moscow, but also the territories of Ukraine that have come under the control of the Russian army. The list of sanctions includes bans on the provision of financial and brokerage services to Russia, as well as various technical assistance, including those related to the import of iron, steel and aviation fuel.

London’s blacklist included:

  • goods and technologies related to chemical and biological weapons,
  • devices and technologies for the navy,
  • additional products and technologies for oil refining,
  • various critical industrial products and technologies,
  • export or use in Russia of pounds sterling and banknotes of EU countries (in March USA and EU banned the import of dollars and euros into the country).

Egor Aleev / TASS

The UK also banned the import of goods from Russia in order to make a profit. In some cases, London will provide permission that allows you not to comply with certain sanctions.

After the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, the UK imposed sanctions on Moscow several times. Under them, in particular, were Russian President Vladimir Putin, primate Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, billionaires Roman Abramovich, Alexei Mordashov, Vagit Alekperov, as well as officials, heads of state-owned companies and businessmen.

Anti-Russian restrictions in the UK also affected large Russian banks and organizations, imports of caviar and silver. In addition, London banned Russian-linked aircraft from flying over the territory of the state and promised to arrest violators’ planes.

Since the beginning of the military special operation in Ukraine, the European Union has introduced six packages of sanctions against Russia and Belarus. Some sectors of the economy, including gas, remain largely untouched as EU governments avoid measures that could hurt their own economies.

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