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UK adds three more firms to sanctions list, mirroring U.S. moves

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By Reuters

LONDON -Britain added three firms to its Russia-related sanctions list on Thursday: Photon Pro LLP, Majory LLP, Djeco Group LP.

The companies, registered with a British address, would be subject to an asset freeze according to a finance ministry notice.

The three firms were also subject to U.S. sanctions.

Britain did not immediately provide a detailed reason explaining the decision. A U.S. Treasury press release said Majory LLP and Photon Pro LLP were “front companies” used to facilitate procurement of key equipment for the Russian government.