Russia and UK

UK slaps new sanctions on Russian media outlets, bankers

UK slaps new sanctions on Russian media outlets, bankers

The UK government expanded its anti-Russian sanctions blacklisting the VGTRK broadcaster and certain journalists from Russia for covering the events in Ukraine, according to a statement by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office made public on …

UK bans products and technology exports to Russia

UK bans products and technology exports to Russia

The UK government introduces a ban on export to Russia of those products that can be used against the people of Ukraine, according to a statement published on Monday night by the UK Department for International Trade. "The UK has …

UK tax service to revoke Moscow Exchange’s status

UK tax service to revoke Moscow Exchange’s status

UK authorities intend to revoke the recognized stock exchange status from the Moscow Exchange, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said in its statement on Tuesday. "The UK’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has …

UK orders review of public sector Russian contracts

UK orders review of public sector Russian contracts

Britain on Monday instructed public sector bodies to review energy and other contracts they have with Russian firms and consider switching suppliers, noting that existing energy agreements could benefit the Russian state. Alongside …

UK prepares to temporarily nationalise Gazprom retail unit

UK prepares to temporarily nationalise Gazprom retail unit

The UK government is preparing to step in and temporarily run Russian gas giant Gazprom's British retail supply arm, Bloomberg News reported, as companies cut ties with Russian businesses. Officials are closely monitoring the …

UK imposes new sanction on Russian nationals

UK imposes new sanction on Russian nationals

The United Kingdom has imposed new sanctions against Russia, targeting more officials and prominent figures with asset freeze and travel ban, as Moscow continues its operation in Ukraine, according to an updated guidance published by the UK …

United Kingdom sanctions 386 Russian lawmakers

United Kingdom sanctions 386 Russian lawmakers

The Foreign Office of the United Kingdom introduced sanctions against 386 members of the Russian State Duma for recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. "The new sanctions will ban those listed from …

Boris Johnson commits to further tighten sanctions on Russia

Boris Johnson commits to further tighten sanctions on Russia

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy he is committed to further tightening sanctions to impose maximum economic cost on Russia, a Downing Street spokesperson said. The spokesperson …

UK bans exports of aviation, space technology to Russia

UK bans exports of aviation, space technology to Russia

The UK’s government has announced additional measures preventing the country’s exports of aviation or space-related items and technology to Russia over Moscow’s special operation in Ukraine, according to a statement released by …

Russians oppressed in Britain

Russians oppressed in Britain

Russian citizens complain about aggressive actions by the UK residents amid a special operation on the territory of Ukraine, the press service of the Russian Embassy in this country reports. "In connection with the …

London adds Sberbank to its sanctions list

London adds Sberbank to its sanctions list

Sberbank was included in the UK sanctions list updated on Tuesday. Restrictive measures have been introduced against the bank’s correspondent accounts, and clearing operations in pounds sterling were also banned. According to the …

"Covent Garden" cancels London tour of Bolshoi Theater

"Covent Garden" cancels London tour of Bolshoi Theater

The Covent Garden Theater has canceled the summer tour of the artists of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater (SABT) due to events in Ukraine, the theater reported. "The Bolshoi Theater's London tour is organized …

Russia bans British airlines from its airspace

Russia bans British airlines from its airspace

Russia has closed its airspace to British airlines, including transit flights, it announced Friday after London banned Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot from its own airspace. The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) banned …

VTB and Aeroflot - Britain imposes sanctions on Russia

VTB and Aeroflot - Britain imposes sanctions on Russia

All financial assets of the Russian bank VTB are frozen, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. In addition to this, UAC, USC, and Rostec were sanctioned along with VTB. Blocking sanctions are also being …