On the 26 September 2022, the UK Government announced 92 new sanctions targeting individuals and entities in response to the Russian organised referendums in Ukraine.
In connection with the referendums, 33 individuals have been sanctioned including Ivan Kusov, the Minister of Education and Science in the Luhansk People’s Republic, and Sergei Yeliseyev, the Head of Government in Kherson and Vice Admiral of the Russian Navy. The UK also sanctioned IMA Consulting, a PR agency being used in connection with the referendums, and Goznak, a security documents company.
The UK Government sanctioned four more Russian businesspersons, including:
The sanctions package also includes 55 board members from state-linked organisations, including:
The press release can be found here: UK sanctions collaborators of Russia’s illegal sham referendums - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The financial notice can be found here: Notice_Russia_260922.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)