British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain would impose sanctions on five Russian banks and three high net worth individuals, including Gennady Timchenko, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two breakaway regions. Ukraine.
“Today the UK is imposing sanctions on the following five Russian banks: Russia, IS Bank, General Bank, Promsviaz Bank and Black Sea Bank, and we are sanctioning three very high net worth individuals,” Johnson told Parliament.
The day before, the US had also announced a series of sanctions against the breakaway regions of Donetex and Luhansk in Eastern Europe. Ukraine.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two independent regions of eastern Ukraine.
Putin recognizes the independence of two separate regions of Ukraine
The resolution prohibits new American investment, trade, and financing in the two breakaway provinces.
“We expect a movement like this from Russia “We are ready to respond immediately,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki wrote in a statement.
The executive order prohibits:
- New investments in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine by the people of the United States
- Direct or indirect import of goods, services or technology from these areas
- Exporting, re-exporting, selling or supplying directly or indirectly to these areas
- This step is another step that helps ignite the crisis in that part of Eastern Europe.
The press secretary stressed that in addition to the sanctions imposed on the separatist regions, the United States will “soon” announce additional measures against them. Russia.
“We will soon announce additional measures related to today’s flagrant violation of the international obligations of the People’s Republic of China,” he added RussiaPsaki said.
The leaders strongly condemned President Putin’s decision to recognize Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine as independents.
According to the US government, the leaders also discussed how they would continue to coordinate their response in the next phases.
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