Russia has now overtaken Iran and Syria to become the most sanctioned country in the world, according to sanctions watchlist site

According to the site, 2,754 sanctions were already in place against Russia before 22 February.

A further 2,778 sanctions were imposed in the days following the invasion, bringing the total to 5,532 – outranking Iran’s 3,616 sanctions and displacing it from the top position.

The US made up the primary source of sanctions at 21%, followed closely behind by the UK’s and the EU’s combined total at 18%.

Countries around the world have ramped up sanctions on Russia in an bid to intensify pressure on Moscow to stop its assault on Ukraine.


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