The UK authorities has introduced 14 new sanctions in opposition to Russian propagandists and state media that “unfold lies and deceit about Putin’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine”.
Sergey Brilev, a TV anchor on Russia state-owned media Rossiya, and Russian Colonel-Basic Mikhail Mizintsev, often known as “the butcher of Mariupol”, are amongst these on the newest UK sanctions listing.
Liz Truss, overseas secretary, mentioned the UK was additionally sanctioning state media organisations, focusing on the Kremlin-funded TV-Novosti, which owns RT, previously Russia In the present day, and Rossiya Segodnya, which controls information company Sputnik.
“Putin’s struggle on Ukraine relies on a torrent of lies,” Truss mentioned, noting that Britain had helped with exposing Kremlin disinformation.
“This newest batch of sanctions hits the shameless propagandists who push out Putin’s faux information and narratives,” she added.
Others on the sanctions listing embrace Aleksandr Zharov, chief government of Gazprom-Media, Alexey Nikolov, managing director of RT, and Anton Anisimov, head of Sputnik Worldwide Broadcasting.
Truss mentioned “nothing and nobody is off the desk” as she promised to ramp up the stress on Russia.
Nadine Dorries, UK tradition secretary, mentioned that Russia’s “propaganda machine” has been working extra time to unfold misinformation.
“These sanctions will goal those that are complicit in masking up the Russian state’s actions,” Dorries mentioned. “We is not going to hesitate to behave additional in opposition to people and organisations trying to deceive folks about this misguided struggle.”