Boris Johnson has defended his sanctions against Russia and said that his country UK is “out ahead” in the world when it comes to taking action in the fight against Vladimir Putin.
He has promised the promise of a “further plan of support for military operations” for Ukraine, including funds from five Russian banks and 3 Russian billionaires already in a frozen state.
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer called on the PM to pass laws to prevent oligarchs from buying UK businesses and properties.
However, Mr. Johnson stated that no government could “conceivably do more.”
Russian President Putin sent troops into regions of Donetsk as well as Luhansk areas in Ukraine this morning, following declaring that they are independent.
It’s unknown whether any new Russian troops have been deployed into the two regions that are separatists backed by Moscow control.
Before that in the week, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Mr. Putin was going “full tonto” in his escalation of the Ukraine crisis. He added that he has “no allies, and no friends” internationally.
In remarks made to current military members, The previous Scots Guards officer added that his regiment “kicked in the back” of the Russian Tsar Nicolas I in the Crimean war of the late 19th Century and argued that “we can be able to do it again.”
Amid a generally gloomy atmosphere during Prime Minister’s Questions, Sir Keir declared: “We all want to discourage aggression in Europe.
“We do not have to deal in breakaway states. Putin is not a peacekeeper. A sovereign country is under attack.
“The premier minister said to the nation that he would unleash a whole set of sanctions in case of attack. If not today, when?”
Johnson replied: Johnson responded: “I don’t think people realize that the UK is ahead of the game. The UK has sanctioned over 275 of them already.”
He continued: “There is more to be announced, and we’ll stop Russia from borrowing from sovereign debt, preventing companies from raising funds, and halting Russian firms… and even clearing out dollars and sterling on the international market.”
The late Mr. Johnson has also said that the media monitor Ofcom was looking into Russia Today’s broadcast license within the UK.
He added that an Economic Crime Bill would be introduced in the next session to “peel away the facade” that beneficial owners are Russians and other owners of UK companies and property.
However, Sir Keir stated that the issue should be moved to the next session, and he added that Labour would be in favor of the idea.
Downing Street would not provide any further information on the equipment supplied to Ukraine to use for “operational safety reasons.”
The UK has also pledged to punish Russian lawmakers who voted for the breakaway states of Ukraine’s eastern part. Ukraine.
The prime minister’s office spokesperson stated the following on Wednesday “We could do that following the existing law.
“We are working on the evidence that will allow us to make new names against three hundred and fifty-one members of Russian State Assembly [or Dumaand Members of the Federation Council who voted in the same way.”
The EU has also stated that the parliamentarians who supported Mr. Putin in his fight against Ukraine will be subject to sanctions.
It is also extending them to another 27 “high-profile entities and individuals” and bringing the total affected to 555 people in addition to 52 organizations.
Additionally, Germany has said it will block the approval of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Russia.
Before that, Downing Street held a meeting with finance chiefs and regulators to discuss ways to improve the effectiveness of UK sanctions work.
The discussion also covered how Russia’s access to UK financial services might be further restricted “if this is required,” a No 10 spokesperson said.
Sources have informed that the BBC they believe Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has written up a “long checklist” of Russian people and organizations, which includes more oligarchs as well as banks that are closely linked to the Kremlin and could be sanctioned when there is a risk that the crisis in Ukraine becomes worse.