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The Russian government has expanded the list of “unfriendly” countries and territories to include 11 British Overseas Territories that are under British sovereignty but are not part of it.
The list included:
- British Antarctic Territory,
- British Indian Ocean Territory,
- cayman Islands,
- Falkland Islands,
- Pitcairn Islands,
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands,
- Akrotiri and Dhekelia,
- Turks and Caicos.
Previously, the list of “undesirable” included three territories controlled by the UK – the island of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar. Thus, now the list of “unfriendly” includes all 14 British Overseas Territories.
The list of “unfriendly” countries and territories has been maintained in Russia since 2021. First, the United States and the Czech Republic were included in it, and after the start of the war in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions, all EU countries, Ukraine and a number of other countries that supported the sanctions. The list now includes 61 countries and territories.
There are a number of restrictions on “unfriendly countries” and their residents – individuals and legal entities. The extended list of “unfriendly” territories, among others, includes offshore companies in which many companies are registered, including those represented in Russia.