Australia has imposed new sanctions against 35 entities in the Russian defense, technology, and energy sectors, as well as 10 individuals, including Russian ministers and senior officials, and also senior military personnel in Belarus.
This is reported with reference to a statement by Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong.
She noted that the restrictions were introduced in coordination with international partners to maximize the impact on those individuals and entities that directly or indirectly support Russia's illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine.
The sanctions are aimed at entities and individuals of economic and strategic importance to Russia, including:
It is noted that Australia has already taken measures to recover damages from Russia and imposed sanctions on more than 1,100 individuals and organizations that support the invasion of Ukraine.
Wong once again called on Russia to immediately withdraw troops from Ukraine and on Belarus to stop supporting the aggressor country's war.
“The Australian Government steadfastly supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We stand with the people of Ukraine who continue to show extraordinary courage in the face of Russia's brutal invasion and unrelenting attacks on civilian infrastructure,” the minister emphasized.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 20/07/2023