British Overseas Territories: Russia

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the decision by the Russian Federation to include all British Overseas Territories on a so-called unfriendly list; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

International sanctions are having a significant impact on Putin's war machine. The Russian Federation has introduced a range of retaliatory measures. British Overseas Territories have been added to a list of countries and territories who have committed "unfriendly actions" - a response to their support for sanctions. This places a number of restrictions on the operations and transactions of entities from these territories within Russia and with Russian firms. Neither this nor any other measure will deter us or our partners - including the Overseas Territories - from our steadfast support of Ukraine.

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