UK imposes sanctions on Russian official Sergei Yeliseyev

Plastic letters arranged to read “Sanctions” are placed in front the Union Jack and Russian flag colors in this illustration photo.

The British government said on Tuesday it had imposed a travel ban and an asset freeze on Sergei Yeliseyev as part of its broader sanctions against Russia.

The government said Yeliseyev was deputy prime minister of Kaliningrad and was involved in “destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine”.

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