Australia sanctions three Russian ministers and several businessmen for the invasion of Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese – AAPIMAGE / DPA

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July 1 () –

The Australian authorities have imposed sanctions this Friday against several businessmen and senior officials, including three ministers, in the framework of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Australian Ministry of the Interior has indicated in a statement that among those affected is Maria Lvova-Belova, commissioner for children’s rights, as well as twelve other Russian individuals.

The document indicates that the sanctioned ministers are Dimitri Patrushev, of Agriculture; Vitali Saveliev, from Transportation; and Irek Faizullin, from Housing and Construction; according to the ABC network.

They are joined by several businessmen, such as Yuri Shamalov, president of Gazfond; Sergei Gorkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosgeologia; and Yevgeni Novitski, former president of the company AFK Sistema, among others.

Australia has so far introduced sanctions against 828 Russian and Belarusian citizens over the Ukraine war, including the presidents of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, respectively.

They have also imposed restrictions against almost 50 Russian companies and organizations, in addition to banning the export of weapons, oil and gas to Russia and the import of Russian ammunition, weapons and energy products.

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