Australia and New Zealand have expanded the lists of anti-Russian sanctions. They added several dozen individuals and legal entities supporting the war against Ukraine.
The Australian Ministry of Defense reported that 90 individuals and 40 legal entities from Russia fell under the new sanctions. In particular, the Kalashnikov concern, the Admiralty Shipyards submarine construction center, the Tupolev airline and the manufacturer of military vehicles Kurganmashzavod were subject to restrictions. Of the individuals, the sanctions affected Patriarch Kirill, business ombudsman Boris Titov and the general director of Channel One Konstantin Ernst, the governor of the Bryansk region Alexander Bogomaz, the governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit, several employees of the CEC and others.
“Australia has already imposed over 1,000 sanctions in response to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Overnight, Australia also joined 140 other UN member states in supporting a resolution calling for a just peace in Ukraine. We once again call on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and end this war,” the Australian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
New Zealand imposed sanctions on 87 people representing Russia's military and political elite. Just like the Australian list, the New Zealand list includes Bogomaz, Starovoit and a number of other Russian regional officials. In addition, State Duma deputies and CEC employees appear in it.