UK says not ruling out sanctions on Russia's Putin

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UK says not ruling out sanctions on Russia's Putin - Reuters

UK says not ruling out sanctions on Russia's Putin - Reuters

LONDON (Jan 26): Britain is not ruling out sanctions targeted at Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in person if Russia invades Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday.US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.Russia has massed more than 100,000 troops around Ukraine and the West fears it may invade

LONDON (Jan 26): Britain is not ruling out sanctions targeted at Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in person if Russia invades Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday.US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.

Russia has massed more than 100,000 troops around Ukraine and the West fears it may invade in an attempt to annex its former Soviet republic.When asked about possible sanctions on Putin, Truss told Sky:"We're not ruling anything out.""We'll be bringing forward new legislation to make our sanctions regime tougher so we are able to target more companies and individuals in Russia. We will be bringing that forward in the next few days. I'm not ruling that out."

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A LONDON (Jan 26): Britain is not ruling out sanctions targeted at Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in person if Russia invades Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday..Telegram channel for the latest updates.Telegram channel for the latest updates.

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock. Russia has massed more than 100,000 troops around Ukraine and the West fears it may invade in an attempt to annex its former Soviet republic. When asked about possible sanctions on Putin, Truss told Sky:"We're not ruling anything out. “Russia should know, Putin should know, that the price to use provocations and military forces to change borders in Europe will be very, very high ." "We'll be bringing forward new legislation to make our sanctions regime tougher so we are able to target more companies and individuals in Russia. We will be bringing that forward in the next few days. Also on the call were the leaders of France, Italy, Poland and the European Union.

I'm not ruling that out. We are ready to undertake the most severe sanctions, also more severe than in 2014,” he said." Truss said the United Kingdom was supplying defensive weapons to Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly said it has no intention of invading Ukraine, that it can deploy troops wherever it wants on its own territory and that the West is gripped by Russophobia. Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily .