The British Foreign Minister indicated, in an article published today, Wednesday (02.23.2022) in the newspaper timesthat the sanctions announced by the British government yesterday are the first, but the executive branch has a list of more banks, oligarchs and companies to apply measures to.
Yesterday, the government announced sanctions against five Russian banks – Russia, IS Bank, General Bank, Promsviaz Bank and Black Sea Bank, and three oligarchs, Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg and Igor Rotenberg, after Russia decided to recognize the pro-Russian separatist. The territory of this Ukrainian.
The CEO indicated that the assets that these entities may have in the UK will be frozen while these three individuals will be prevented from entering the country.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss at a press conference with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (10.02.2022).
“Time and again, we and our allies have said that any further invasion could have dire consequences. Now Russia has chosen to abandon diplomacy, we have a moral duty to stand with Ukraine and show that we do as we say,” the minister said, adding the State Department in the Times.
As the minister said in statements to Sky News today, there is still no evidence of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
“We have heard from (Russian President Vladimir) Putin that he will send the army. We still do not have the full evidence of this happening. What we expect, and the Americans have confirmed, as well as the UK. It is a full-scale invasion, potentially involving Kiev.”
“Unfortunately, Ukraine is surrounded by Russian forces, so we don’t know exactly where this will happen. But we will know when we see it, and we will respond immediately,” the British diplomat stressed. (EFE).
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