UK sanctions "Putin’s chef" for supporting military activities in Libya

UK sanctions "Putin’s chef" for supporting military activities in Libya

October 17, 2020 - 12:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Yevgeny Prigozhin

The UK enforced on Thursday sanctions against the Russian Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, nicknamed "Putin's Chef" for his involvement in military activities in Libya.

The UK holds Prigozhin responsible for significant foreign mercenary activity in Libya and multiple breaches of the UN arms embargo, according to a statement by the UK Commonwealth and Development Office on Friday.

The British Government stressed that it takes the provision of mercenaries and other military support to parties in the Libyan conflict very seriously, underlining that all external involvement in this crisis is unacceptable.

It emphasized it will continue to work with the international community to hold those seeking to undermine the stability and security of Libya to account.

The UK government also applied on Thursday sanctions against six individuals and an entity who are allegedly involved in the poisoning and attempted murder of the Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny.