Sanctions force EJC head Kantor to quit

MOSHE Kantor, the Russian-born president of the European Jewish Congress, resigned from the Jewish group after the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on him because of his alleged involvement with Russian president Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Kantor, a dual citizen of Russia and Britain who has lived in London for over decade, quit following his inclusion in a list of eight people that the British government had decided to punish in connection with Russia’s war on Ukraine.

He is among eight “oligarchs” active in industries “which Putin uses to prop up his war economy,” the British government announced. The sanctions against those people include the freezing of their UK assets.

Kantor is a large shareholder of the publicly-traded firm Acron, one of Russia’s largest fertiliser producers.

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