Britain adds Patriarch Kirill to the sanctions list

16.06.2022, 16:47
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Great Britain has added Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, to the list of people subject to sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

This was reported by TASS.

"British authorities have included Patriarch Kirill in the list of sanctions," the statement reads.

"Putin's allies still prefer to turn a blind eye to possible war crimes and support his bloody offensive," said British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss.

The sanctions include an asset freeze in British jurisdiction and banning from entering the country.

The sanctions also targeted the head of the Volga-Dnipro company, the deputy head of the Kherson regional administration, and Maria Lvova-Belova, the commissioner for children's rights.

Sanctions are also being imposed on four colonels of the Russian Armed Forces in connection with the events in Bucha and members of the "Committee for Salvation for Peace and Order" operating in the Kherson region.

As RISU previously reported, on June 2, the ambassadors of the European Union approved the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. Sanctions will not apply to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Kirill.

Earlier, Hungary demanded to exclude Patriarch Kirill of Moscow from the individual sanctions list.

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell is convinced that Kirill should be held accountable for Russia's aggression.