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Nanaia Mahuta announced the further round of sanctions on 23 individuals who are supporting the illegal invasion

15:30, Monday, 12 December, 2022
Nanaia Mahuta announced the further round of sanctions on 23 individuals who are supporting the illegal invasion

The government has imposed new sanctions targeting individuals and networks behind disinformation campaigns that support Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced the further round of sanctions on 23 individuals who are supporting the illegal invasion.

The Russian leader used a network of media agencies and influential commentators as part of his propaganda machine to spread false information and lies, she said.

"The individuals sanctioned today have direct influence over public perceptions about Russia's illegal and unprovoked war. They contribute to the fog of disinformation that serves Putin's aggression against Ukraine's territorial sovereignty," Mahuta said in a statement.

New Zealand has imposed sanctions on more than 1200 individuals and entities since the Russia Sanctions Act was passed in March, as well as imposing trade measures which have seen two-way trade with Russia fall drastically.

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