Russia surpasses Iran to become world’s most sanctioned country

Russia surpasses Iran to become world’s most sanctioned country

  • Russia has become the most sanctioned country in the world, due to its invasion on Ukraine, according to a New York-based sanctions watchlist site Castellum.AI.
  • Russia faced 2,778 new sanctions since February 22, 2022, led by the US and European nations, bringing the total sanctions to 5,530
  • The country already had 2,754 sanctions in place before February 22.
  • Countries across the world are putting sanctions on Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine.
  • Russia has now surpassed countries like Iran and North Korea in terms of number of sanctions.
  • Before this, Iran was the most sanctioned¬† country, facing 3,616 sanctions against it over the last decade, while Syria and North Korea have 2,608 and 2,077 sanctions, respectively.

Points to Remember:

  1. Russia has surpassed which country to become world’s most sanctioned country?
  2. How many sanctions have been imposed on Russia till date?

Source: Business Standard

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