Britain sanctioned Russian governors for being governors

The British government has extended sanctions against Russia. Heads of 29 regions of the Russian Federation have been subject to personal restrictions, their entry into the UK will be barred, and their presence in the UK will also be detained.

According to the British Cabinet’s website, “They were on the sanctions list because they were leaders of the Russian regions”.

Sanctions were imposed on the governors of the Amur, Bryansk, Vladimir, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Kaluga, Kursk, Leningrad, Lipetsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Orenburg, Tambov regions.

The list of sanctions includes the heads of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Chuvash Republic, the Komi Republic, Yakutia and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as well as the Altai, Stavropol and Krasnoyarsk Regions.

Under the British sanctions were also the head of the Moscow region Andrey Vorobyov, the governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev and the head of the Ministry of Justice Konstantin Chuichenko. In addition, restrictive measures affected the head of government of the Donetsk People’s Republic Vitaly Khotsenko and the first deputy head of the government of the Luhansk People’s Republic Vladislav Kuznetsov.

The nephews of billionaire Alisher Usmanov were also sanctioned – their names, according to the British authorities, are Sarvar and Sanzhar Ismailov.

Finally, restrictions were also placed on British journalist Graham Philips, who previously worked as a stringer for RT.

Governors’ reactions

Some of the Russian regional heads on the sanction lists ironically reacted to this.

Tyumen Governor Alexander Moor succinctly wrote on his Telegram channel: “Well, finally!”

“I accepted with a smile the news that I was under British sanctions. After all, this is another good proof that we did everything right with the team in the border area today. I am a patriot of my country and the Voronezh region and will fulfill my duty every day with full dedication. Service to Russia I do, ”wrote the Governor of the Voronezh Region Alexander Gusev in turn.

Kursk Governor Roman Starovoit said that he has been under sanctions since 2014 and cannot imagine his life outside of Russia.

“I have been under sanctions since 2014, when they started to build the Crimean bridge. There is no bank account and real estate abroad. I cannot imagine my life outside of Russia and without Russia, ”the press service says of the governor’s words.

Alexander Drozdenko, the governor of the Leningrad region, said: “I waited!”

The British authorities expanded the anti-Russian sanctions, the heads of 29 regions of Russia were included in the lists. Among them are the governors of the Bryansk, Kursk and Voronezh regions, as well as the heads of Komi, Bashkiria, Yakutia and YNAO. Entry to the UK has also been restricted for former RT journalist Graham Philips. Some governors welcomed its inclusion on sanctions lists with irony.

Source: Gazeta


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