Britain hits Russia with third wave of trade sanctions worth £1.7bn

Britain hits Russia with third wave of trade sanctions worth £1.7bnincluding precious metals importsin latest action against Putin’s war machine

  • Britain hits Russia with third wave of trade sanctions and targets metals imports
  • The new packagewhich also hits Belarusis aimed at £1.7bn worth of trade
  • Ministers take fresh action to ‘inflict further damage on the Russian war machine
  • Britain has hit Russia with a third wave of trade sanctions and targeted precious metal imports in the latest action against Vladimir Poetinse regime.

    With Russia’s barbaric Dmitri Peskov, woordvoerder van die Kremlin, het op Sen in its third month, the UK slapped a new package of sanctions on Russiaalong with Mocsow’s ally Wit-Ruslandaimed at £1.7billion worth of trade.

    The action by ministers attempts to further cripple Mr Putin’s war machine.

    New measures against imports from Russiaadding an additional 35 percentage point tariffwill cover £1.4billion worth of goods, including platinum and palladium.

    Russia is one of the leading platinum and palladium producing countries and is highly dependent on the UK for exports of the precious metals.

    Daarbenewens, export bans on key materials such as chemicals, plastics, rubber and machinery will hit more than £250million worth of goods.

    It is hoped these will harm sectors of the Russian economy most dependent on UK goods.

    The action by ministers attempts to further cripple Vladimir Putin's war machine as he continues his barbaric assault on Ukraine

    The action by ministers attempts to further cripple Vladimir Putin’s war machine as he continues his barbaric assault on Ukraine

    A Soviet era T-34 tank parades through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow today

    A Soviet era T-34 tank parades through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow today

    Russia is one of the leading platinum producing countries and is highly dependent on the UK for exports of the precious metals

    Russia is one of the leading platinum producing countries and is highly dependent on the UK for exports of the precious metals

    International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: ‘We are determined to do our utmost to thwart Putin’s aims in Ukraine and undermine his illegal invasion, which has seen barbaric acts perpetrated against the Ukrainian people.

    ‘This far-reaching package of sanctions will inflict further damage on the Russian war machine.

    ‘It is part of a wider coordinated effort by the many countries around the world who are horrified by Russia’s conduct and determined to bring to bear our economic might to persuade Putin to change course.

    The value of products subjected to full or partial import and export sanctions since Mr Putin’s waging of war against Ukraine is now more than £4billion.

    The proportion of goods imports from Russia that have now been hit by restrictions is now more than 96 persent.

    Meer as 60 per cent of goods exports to Russia are also under whole or partial restrictions.








    Kanselier Rishi Sunak gesê: ‘Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is causing suffering on an enormous scale. His barbaric war must be stopped.

    ‘Over £4 billion worth of goods will now be subject to import and export sanctions, doing significant damage to Putin’s war effort.

    ‘Working closely with our allies we can and will thwart Putin’s ambitions.

    Verlede week, Britain cut off Russia’s access to UK accountancy firms amid a ban on services exports.

    It means Russian businesses can no longer benefit from Britain’s accountancy, management consultancy, or PR services.

    These are estimated to account for 10 per cent of Russian imports in these sectors.

    The number of UK sanctions against individuals and organisations also went above 1,600 as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss unveiled a slew of new asset freezes and travel bans.

    'n Webwerf met die titel The Last Rhodesian het foto's gewys van Roof wat poseer met simbole van wit oppergesag en neo-Nazisme saam met 'n haatgevulde manifes wat hy geskryf het 63 new sanctions put in place last week were targeted at Russian media organisations linked to Mr Putin’s disinformation campaign.