The U.K. government has announced a new round of sanctions that target entities supporting Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
In a statement, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the latest action designates individuals and businesses from Turkey, Dubai, Slovakia and Switzerland that supply the resources fueling the Russian military’s operations in Ukraine.
The sanctions package targets microelectronics exporters Turkik Union and Azu International of Turkey and drone and drone components supplier Aeromotus Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Trading of Dubai.
According to Cleverly, the government is also sanctioning Iranian entities involved in the research, development and production of unmanned aerial vehicles used by Russia to attack Ukrainian civilians. Among these new designations are seven executives of UAV maker Paravar Pars.
The UK sanctions also listed defense organizations that provide military technology for Belarus, which has been helping sustain Russian military operations in the region. The list includes Gomel Radio Plant, which repairs military hardware.
“Today’s landmark sanctions will further diminish Russia’s arsenal and close the net on supply chains propping up Putin’s now struggling defence industry. There is nowhere for those sustaining Russia’s military machine to hide,” Cleverly said.
The minister called on third parties to stop providing material support to Russia’s war.