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UK sanctions Russian steel producer Evraz

MOSCOW. May 6 (Interfax) – The UK has sanctioned Russian steel producer Evraz plc.

"The steel manufacturing and mining company operates in sectors of strategic significance to the Government of Russia," the UK government said in a press release.

Evraz produces 28% of all Russian railway wheels and 97% of rail-tracks in Russia, the press release said.

It said the UK had sanctioned over 1,000 individuals and over 100 businesses since Russia’s special operation in Ukraine began. No UK citizen or company can do business with them, the press release said.

Evraz is a major vertically integrated steel and mining company and one of the largest producers of vanadium in the world. The company’s largest shareholders are Abramovich, Alexander Abramov through Abiglaze Ltd., Alexander Frolov through Crosland Global Ltd., Gennady Kozovoi, and Maxim Vorobyov, who control respectively 28.64%, 19.32%, 9.65%, 5.74%, and 3.01% of shares.