MOSCOW, October 2 – Novosti. The Australian government will expand the sanctions list against Russia by imposing sanctions against 28 citizens associated with holding referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, Foreign Minister Penny Wong said in a statement. Her words are published on the agency’s website.
“Additional targeted financial sanctions and travel bans will be imposed on 28 Russian-appointed separatists, ministers and senior officials… These additional sanctions reinforce Australia’s strong opposition to the actions of President Putin and those who follow his orders,” Wong said.
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From 23 to 27 September in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, in Kherson and in the liberated territories of the Zaporozhye region, referendums were held on joining Russia. In all these regions, the overwhelming majority of those who voted were in favor. On September 30, President Vladimir Putin signed treaties on the admission of new territories to Russia.
After the start of the special operation in Ukraine , the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow , which led to an increase in prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the United States . President Vladimir Putin has said that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy for the West, and the restrictions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people.