UK announces new tranche of trade sanctions against Russia

FILE PHOTO: The Union Jack flag is seen during a session of a parliament attended by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson via videolink, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain introduced a new tranche of trade sanctions against Russia on Thursday, a notice published on the government website said.

The 'Notice to Exporters' listed new measures including prohibitions on the export to Russia of a range of goods and technology, the export of jet fuel, and the export of sterling or EU denominated banknotes.

It also said there were new prohibitions on the provision of technical assistance, and financial services, funds, and brokering services relating to iron and steel imports.

The notice set out a further list of goods prohibited for export:

- internal repression goods and technology

- goods and technology relating to chemical and biological weapons

- maritime goods and technology

- additional oil refining goods and technology

- additional critical industry goods and technology

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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