May 26th. 2022

According to a report from GOV.UK on May 19th, 2022, the UK Government has introduced new sanctions against Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot, along with Rossiya and Ural Airlines. This means they will be unable to use their expensive landing slots at UK airports. These actions will also prevent Russia from selling the slots and cashing in almost £50 million.

International sanctions are having a significant impact on Putin and his war machine. Russia’s vital exports of energy are also shrinking. Forecasts show Russia’s GDP shrinking by between 8.5% and 15% this year, with the IMF expecting the economy to shrink a further 2.3% in 2023.

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