Tit for tat. Russia expanded its sanctions list on Sunday to all British Overseas Territories, including the Falkland Islands, accusing them of unfriendly actions against Moscow.
Another 11 British Overseas Territories have been added to the list, said a statement from the Russian government, adding that they supported sanctions imposed against Moscow by the UK.
According to the statement, the list was expanded to include Bermuda, the British Antarctic Territory, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Montserrat, the Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, and Turks and Caicos.
Russia previously introduced sanctions on three British Overseas Territories, which were the island of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, and Gibraltar.
With the latest 11 additions, all 14 British Overseas Territories are now on Russia's list.
The UK has been one of the leading countries in sanctioning Russia since it launched its war on Ukraine in February. It has also been one of Kyiv's staunchest supporters.
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As one of my friends observed on FB this morning, good to see the Russians acknowledging British sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. Good morning.Oct 31st, 2022 - 11:44 am +6
Did Russia just recognise the Falklands as not being part of Argentina?Oct 31st, 2022 - 12:11 pm +4
A pretty laughable story, Russia has very few friends, and even the few they do have are distancing themselves from the Moscow mad man,Oct 31st, 2022 - 12:17 pm +3