Australia Imposes Sanctions On 67 Russians Over Ukraine’s Invasion
The Australian government has imposed sanctions and travel bans on the two daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the daughter of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the government said in a statement on Friday.
It follows similar measures taken by other Western nations including the United States and Britain, and brings the total number of people and entities in Russia subject to Australian sanctions to nearly 750.
Putin’s two daughters are not named, but the Russian president is known to have two grown daughters, Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova. The statement added that President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov were added to the sanctions list on February 27.
The new round of sanctions also targeted 144 Russian senators who supported President Putin by approving “illegal” recognition of independence for the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on May 22. 2, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs said in its statement.
Foreign Minister Marisa Payne added that Australia would continue to increase costs to Russia by targeting those responsible for “unprovoked and unprovoked aggression in Ukraine”. Russia calls its invasion a “special military operation” aimed at demilitarizing and “denuclearizing” Ukraine.
Last week, Australia imposed targeted financial sanctions on 14 Russian state-owned enterprises, including defense-related entities such as truck maker Kamaz, transport companies Sea SEVMASH and United Shipbuilding Corp.
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