Great Britain has introduced 14 new sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.

  • This is stated on the official website of the British government.

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly noted that these sanctions are a response to Russia’s attempts to destroy the Ukrainian national identity.

The sanctions list includes Russian officials, including Ksenia Mishonova, the Children’s Rights Commissioner in the Moscow region, and Sergey Kravtsov, the Minister of Education. Russian propagandists Anton Krasovsky, former host of Russia Today, and Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture of Russia, were also sanctioned.

The list included them as “responsible for spreading propaganda aimed at inciting violence and hatred towards Ukraine and its people.” Olga Lyubimova, in turn, is being prosecuted for using her position to support the Russian state’s pernicious anti-Ukrainian policy.

The restrictions are expected to include an asset freeze and a ban on entry to the UK.

More than 19,000 Ukrainian children have been deported to Russia or the temporarily occupied territories. Many of the deported children are being transferred to re-education camps in illegally annexed Crimea or Russia.

Russia deported 561 Ukrainian children from Kharkiv region. Along with children, there are about 1,007 cases of forced deportation of civilians. Within the criminal proceedings, all of them are registered as missing persons.

See also

  • Forced evacuation of children announced in Kharkiv Oblast’s border community.
  • Russia twice attacked Kharkiv with S-300 missiles. On Sunday, July 16, at around 6:50 p.m. and 10:10 p.m., the Russian army attacked the Osnovianskyi district of Kharkiv twice with S-300 missiles. A civilian man born in 1999 died at the site of the missile attack.