2 of 3 Russian oligarchs sanctioned by UK are relatives, both Jewish

Among the oligarchs sanctioned by the UK over Russia’s latest military moves on Ukraine are Boris and Igor Rotenberg, who are relatives and are both Jewish.

Boris Rotenberg is co-owner of SGM Group, Russia’s largest construction and infrastructure company. Igor Rotenberg is a billionaire involved in drilling, infrastructure and real estate.

They will be barred from entering Britain and all UK individuals and entities will be banned from dealing with them.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the sanctions against the oligarchs and five Russian banks are “the first barrage” of measures in response to the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine.

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