Ex-Formula One driver Nikita Mazepin, his father, Dmitry, Winter Olympic gold medalist Anton Shipulin and former heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev have been sanctioned
Dmitry (left) and Nikita Mazepin © Joe Portlock / Formula 1 via Getty Images
The UK government has added ex-Formula One driver Nikita Mazepin, his father, Dmitry, Winter Olympic gold medalist Anton Shipulin and former heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev to its sanctions list as a result of the attack on Ukraine.
The quartet have received a travel ban and had their assets frozen, joining more than 370 people who were added to the list on Tuesday.
More than 1,000 Russians and Belarusians have now been sanctioned by the country’s Foreign Office, which said that the additions to the list included ‘[Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s political allies and propagandists.’
“We are going further and faster than ever in hitting those closest to Putin – from major oligarchs to his Prime Minister and the propagandists who peddle his lies and disinformation,” said Liz Truss, the UK Foreign Secretary.