The UK has issued more sanctions against Russia after its illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions which includes preventing access to services such as advertising services.
Stephen Woodford, CEO, Advertising Association said: “UK advertising and marketing businesses still providing services to Russia should urgently take note of the UK government’s announcement today. As the industry’s trade body, we fully support these measures, as well as the decision of many companies who have already ceased trading with Russia.
“Companies will be breaking the law if they export advertising and marketing services to Russia or to persons connected to Russia once the legislation comes into force, with limited exceptions. We urge businesses to act now to avoid illegal trading. We will continue to work with government to ensure that these sanctions have the maximum impact on Putin’s regime whilst minimising disruption to UK businesses and ensuring legitimate and necessary activity may continue.”