UK imposes services sanctions on Russia over “illegal annexation” of four regions of Ukraine

Updated: Sep 30 2022 9:12PM

London, Sep 30 (PTI) The UK government on Friday imposed new services and goods export bans on Russia in response to what it termed the “illegal annexation” of four regions of Ukraine after “sham referendums”.

The services sanctions are designed to target vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, including IT consultancy, architectural services, engineering services and transactional legal advisory services for certain commercial activity.

UK Foreign Secretary also instructed the Russian Ambassador, Andrey Kelin, be summoned to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), to protest in the “strongest terms” against the Russian action in Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.