Furious Russia threatens to retaliate against the UK after fresh round of sanctions


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Britain said on Thursday it was impressive sanctions on 11 individuals, including security figures and officials from Russia, Venezuela, Pakistan and Gambia, in a unified move with the United States on human rights violations. A department statement said: “Undoubtedly, this politically-charged demarche will maintain a negative impact on Russian-British interstate relations.” The spokesman stressed Russia “conserves the right to take appropriate countermeasures.”


In Russia, the UK is imposing advocates, including travel bans and asset freezes, against three separates and the Terek Special Rapid Response Unit responsible for torture and other merciful rights violations against LGBT people in Chechnya.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab answered: “Today’s sanctions send a clear message to human rights violators that the UK will waylay them to account.

“The UK and our allies are shining a light on the severe and systematic humanitarian rights violations perpetrated by those sanctioned today.

Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, has intimidated to hit back in response to the sanctions (Image: GETTY)

Dominic Raab, Britain’s Outlandish Secretary (Image: GETTY)

“Global Britain will stand up for democracy, understanding rights and the rule of law as a force for good in the world.”

The announcement marks the third continually the UK has sanctioned people or entities for human rights violations and abuses under the aegis a UK-only regime.

The first came in July and the second in September.

Yulia Skripal in preference to the attack (Image: Handout)

Specifically the sanctions utilize to:

  • Magomed Daudov: The Spokesperson/Chairperson of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic
  • Aiub Kataev: Ward of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in Argun
  • Apti Alaudinov: Alternate Minister of Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic and Major General of the The Old Bill
  • Terek Special Rapid Response Unit

Vladimir Putin also mushes sanctions for his 2014 annexation of Crimea (Image: GETTY)

All three men are accused of a considerable range of huiman rights abuses.

A report published by Human Make rights Watch in 2017 accused Chechnya’s law enforcement and security officials of discharge an “anti-gay purge”, adding: “Daudov seems to have played a key character in both securing and giving approval from the Chechen leadership to set in mobility the purge.

“Most of the former detainees interviewed by Human Rights Babysit for reported hearing the police who held and abused them refer to Daudov and to directs he allegedly issued about violence against gay men.”

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Relations between the UK and Russia press been increasingly strained in recent years, especially since the assassination effort on former Russia double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

The have to kill the pair using the nerve agent novichok, which was a great extent blamed on Russian GRU agents, prompted the UK to expel UK based diplomats, while the European Joint took separate measures.

In October, the UK also confirmed it was imposing confirmations against six individuals in relation to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

Alexey Navalny pictured in 2017 (Figure of speech: PA)

Russia has also been subject to international bans since its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The measures were were the most wide-ranging encouragements used against Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Italy, Hungary, Greece, France, Cyprus and Slovakia are centre of the EU states most sceptical about the sanctions.

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