UK sanctions 386 Russian MPs after Ukraine invasion – POLITICO

The British government has sanctioned 386 members of the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, for their support for Ukraine’s breakaway regions of Lugansk and Donetsk, which the Foreign Office said was a precursor to the deadly invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin.

Russian MPs have been banned from traveling to the UK, accessing assets in Britain and doing business with British citizens and businesses.

“We are targeting accomplices to Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and those who support this barbaric war,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. “We will not relax the pressure and will continue to tighten the screws on the Russian economy with sanctions.”

The total number of Duma members sanctioned by the UK now stands at 400.

This follows Thursday’s announcement of sanctions against Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and six others, bringing the total number of Russian oligarchs under British restrictions since the Russian invasion to 18.

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