Like its allies, Australia to sanction Russian oligarchs

As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Australia said on Monday that it was slapping new sanctions on 33 Russian oligarchs and business persons, including Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich and Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.

In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Foreign Minister Marise Payne stated that Australia supported efforts by the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the European Union, and New Zealand to take action against high-ranking Russian officials.

“The Russian government’s illegal and unjustifiable actions in Ukraine since 2014 have been facilitated or directly profited by a large number of these oligarchs. In some situations, the consequences extend to members of the immediate family as well “Payne shared his thoughts.

Australia had previously imposed sanctions on Russian politicians, including President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, members of the Russian parliament, and oligarchs during the invasion of Ukraine. The restrictions were later lifted.

 

 

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