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The UK will announce a new law to expand the scope of Russian sanctions

Britain’s Foreign Minister Liz Truss said the new law would direct “any company of interest” to Russia and prevent anyone from being “immunized”.

The Foreign Minister also warned Germany not to be distracted by short-term economic benefits. (AFP)

The UK will announce new sanctions next week to achieve the “much more diverse” goals of Russia’s economic goals as part of its efforts to prevent Moscow from invading Ukraine.

Britain’s Foreign Minister Liz Truss said on Sunday that the bill could expand the country’s sanctions toolbox and target “any company interested in the Kremlin and the Russian government.”

“We will announce an improvement in sanctions legislation later this week, which can further target Russia’s interests directly related to the Kremlin,” Truss told Sky News.

“There will be no place to hide Putin’s oligarchs,” she added.

“No one would think that the law would do us to achieve far more diverse goals, so they would not be affected by those sanctions.”

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“Much tougher line”

Russia’s western relations are at its lowest since the Cold War after Moscow deployed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border.

The increase in military power raises fears that Russia is planning an invasion, makes NATO and its members eerie, and urges the Western Union to seek to strengthen its own development there. There is.

Britain is preparing to provide NATO with a “major” deployment of troops, weapons, warships and jets in Europe soon next week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcement Saturday.

In an interview, Truss warned that European allies should continue to unite to deter Moscow and prioritize “protecting freedom and democracy” over “imminent financial problems.”

She said Germany seems to be taking a “much tougher route” on Nord Stream 2, a controversial pipeline built to relay Russian gas to Europe.

“We can’t prioritize short-term economic benefits over the long-term survival of freedom and democracy in Europe. It’s a difficult decision we all have to make,” Truss said.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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