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Who are the Russian oligarchs who were punished by the United Kingdom

After the announcement by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, everyone went to see who the Russian oligarchy was, which was subjected to London sanctions after Moscow recognized the breakaway republics of Donbass. These are Igor Rotenberg, his uncle Boris Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko. They are prohibited from traveling to the UK and collecting resources in the city, and they have been ordered to freeze all of their assets on British soil. Other penalties will follow in the event of a “large-scale invasion” (Ukraine, ed.).

The eldest son of the Russian billionaire Arkady, Igor Rothenberg He is a co-owner RT Invest Transportation Systems, the operator that administers the UK Truck Highway Tariffs. His father, Arkady, who is very close to Putin, transferred to his son part of his stake in some Russian energy giants in 2015, after it was hit by US sanctions following the annexation of Crimea. Three years later, Yegor also ended up on the American “black list”.

Boris Rothenbergthe younger brother of Arkady, co-owner of the Russian Bank Smpfounded in 2001. The Rotenberg family is accused of searching for pro-Russian separatist militias in the Donbass.

Finally, the third oligarch who was subjected to Brutian sanctions, Gennady Timchenkothe sixth richest man in Russia, according to Forbes’ memoirs: he is the owner Volga group, a holding company operating in various sectors, energy, infrastructure and transportation. He was also punished by the United States after the annexation of Crimea, as a member of Putin’s “inner circle”.

As Boris Johnson made clear in his speech to the House of Commons, sanctions also apply Five Russian banks: Rossiayaz Bank, Is Bank, General Bank, Promsvyazbank and Black Sea Bank.

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