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UK follow suit on EU adding Mazepins to sanctions list

The United Kingdom has followed the EU's lead in adding Dmitry and Nikita Mazepin to their official sanctions list.

Dmitry and Nikita Mazepin have been added to the United Kingdom's sanctions list. This follows similar action taken by the European Union against the Russian businessman and his Formula 1 driver son. In documents seen by RacingNews365.com , both Mazepins have been singled out for restrictive measures which include UK asset freezes and travel bans. The Mazepins would thus be prevented from entering the UK without prior clearance, and the sanctions could lead to HMRC (UK Revenue and Customs) and NCA (National Crime Agency) investigations into their assets. These measures were taken following the EU's decree of Mazepin senior being "involved in economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine". This is due to Dmitry Mazepin being majority shareholder and current chair of Uralkali’s parent company Uralchem.

EU add Mazepins to sanctions list

As reported previously by RacingNews365.com , both Mazepins were also added to the EU's sanctions list shortly after the Haas F1 team opted to sever ties with Uralkali as a title sponsor, and Nikita as a racing driver. The EU highlighted that Dmitry, along with 36 other business people, was involved in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 24 February, as Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. As per the EU's documentation, Mazepin met with Putin "and other members of the Russian government to discuss the impact of the course of action in the wake of Western sanctions. "The fact that he was invited to attend this meeting shows that he is a member of the closest circle of Vladimir Putin and that he is supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as stability and security in Ukraine."

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