TASS, April 7. Australia has introduced new personal sanctions against Russian officials, the website of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Thursday.
The extended list now includes Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Russian government apparatus Dmitry Grigorenko, Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov, State Duma Deputy Chairman Alexander Babakov, along with chief of the Russian Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.
The restrictions also affected the Acting Mayor of Melitopol Galina Danilchenko and Oleg Voloshin, a Verkhovna Rada lawmaker from Ukraine’s Opposition Platform - For Life (OPFL) party. In total, sanctions were imposed on 67 individuals.
In a statement, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said that these are financial sanctions, as well as an entry ban for the aforementioned persons.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 launched a special military operation in Ukraine following a request for assistance from the leaders of the Donbass republics. After that, the US, EU, and UK, as well as several other states, announced that they were imposing sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities.