The UK has expanded sanctions against Russian individuals and companies. The list includes 15 new positions, the country's Foreign Ministry said. Among others, the list included Svetlana Krivonogikh, who, as established by the investigative publication Proekt, is a shareholder of Rossiya Bank, as well as a former mistress of Vladimir Putin.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that today's sanctions target organizations that help Russia wage war in Ukraine. Among them are:
- CST, a manufacturer of Russian drones that were used to destroy Ukrainian military vehicles
- "RT-set", which produces parts for helicopters used by Russia in the attack on Ukraine
- Oboronlogistics, which organizes the transportation and delivery of Russian military equipment.
- "Universalmash" and "Lipetsk", which manufacture or modify tracked chassis for anti-aircraft missile systems used by the Russian armed forces in Ukraine.
- TOPAZ, a software company engaged in military aviation.
Today's package also includes 5 people associated with Putin's residences, including "Putin's Palace" worth 100 billion rubles and Putin's lakeside dacha:
- Boris Titov - Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights
- Nikolai Egorov - until recently, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the largest private oil refinery in Russia
- Sergey Rudnov - owner of the pro-Kremlin newspaper Regnum
- Svetlana Krivonogikh - shareholder of Rossiya Bank and the National Media Group (Vladimir Putin's former lover, and her daughter is phenomenally similar to him, the Project pointed out )
- Viktor Myachin is the owner of Aerostart, a Russian aircraft maintenance and repair company.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the UK has imposed sanctions on more than 1,300 individuals and entities linked to the invasion.