The British government said on Wednesday that eight Russian nationals benefiting from “gold” visas (investor visas) from the United Kingdom had been approved because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As of the end of 2021, “a total of eight Russian nationals have been identified as holders or holders of the U.K. subject to UK sanctions relating to the invasion of Ukraine.” [de vistos] as a level 1 immigrant [investidor] Or as a dependent,” Home Secretary Susan Williams said.
This information was given in response to a question from the opposition Liberal Democrats.
“For too long, the government has extended Red Carpet to Colleagues [Presidente russo Vladimir] Putin, These people should never have been able to enter Britain with illegal money.”
Moran now wants to know “how many more people have got ‘gold’ visas? His assets are for the Putin regime And why didn’t the government approve them too”.
Home Office figures show that the UK has issued 2,581 investor visas to Russian citizens, called Tier 1 visas, also known as “golden visas”, since the scheme was launched in 2008.
British “gold” visas granted residence permits to people who had invested at least £2 million in the UK.
The program was terminated due to pressure on February 17, 2022 To restrict relations with Russia.
An analysis by the Transparency International organization estimated that at least 1,500 million pounds (1,770 million euros) were invested in real estate in the UK “with links to a Russian accused of financial crimes or with links to the Kremlin”.
According to the organization, most of these assets are owned by secret offshore companies.
Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24 February, UK approves over 1,000 peopleNamely Russian businessmen, politicians and companies, restrictions on travel and freezing of assets.