Russia has announced the introduction of sanctions against a number of the citizens of the UK as a response to the restrictive measures of London as Russia’s Foreign Ministry reported.
“In response to the unfriendly actions of the British authorities and on the basis of the principle of the reciprocity, the Russian side made a decision to introduce personal sanctions toward the proportioned number of the representatives of the UK, who are tightly involved in the anti-Russian activity. They are banned from the entrance to the territory of the Russian Federation,” the message says.
Such measures explained by the decision of the British government dated December 2020 and April 2021 to impose sanctions against the citizens of Russia “due to the supposed violation of human rights in Chechnya, as well as within the “Regulation on global anti-corruption sanctions” approved by the British parliament. The Russian side found the pretenses for such steps of London “strained and absurd”.
In July 2020, the UK presented its sanction regime and imposed sanctions against the guilty of the murder of Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitsky.
In December 2020, London introduced sanctions against Chairman of Chechnya Parliament Magomed Daudov, Deputy Head of Interior Minister Apti Alaudinov, ex-head of police of Argun, Ayub Kataev and special forces unit Terek.
In April 2021, 14 Russians were included in the British sanctions list.