Russia has received heavy sanctions from the Western world since the start of the war in Ukraine, including freezing the assets of Russian billionaires in their country. Russia responded with counter-sanctions
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⚡️ In response to sanctions imposed by the New Zealand government against an increasing number of Russian citizens, 32 New Zealand nationals have been added to the arrest list.
❌ They will be prohibited from entering Russia without a time limit.
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The Russian Foreign Office said listed British citizens, including journalists, “contribute to London’s hostile course aimed at the demonization of our country and its international isolation”.
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Western countries and their allies have resorted to blacklisting what they call Russian oligarchs. This policy is supposed to lead them to pressure Putin to stop the war by damaging their economic interests around the world.
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