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US and UK do not rule out personal sanctions against Putin

The USA and the UK started talking about personal sanctions against Putin. Photo: Kremlin website

The USA and the UK started talking about personal sanctions against Putin. Photo: Kremlin website

First in the USA, and now in the UK, there is talk of personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin if he orders his troops to attack Ukraine.

As the BBC reports, U.S. President Joe Biden stated that a new attack on Ukrainian territory would lead to "enormous consequences for the whole world" and could be equated with "the largest invasion since World War Two." He added that he was considering taking "direct measures" against Putin, in addition to other sanctions currently being devised.

Following the USA, the British government began to talk about sanctions aimed personally at Putin, Reuters reports.

Quote"We will propose a new bill to make our sanctions regime tougher so we are able to target (with restrictive measures—The Page) more companies and individuals in Russia. We will offer it in the next few days," Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary of the country, stated.

The Minister added that the authorities of the country did not exclude imposing sanctions against Putin personally.

Context. Formerly, the United States had already imposed personal sanctions against leaders of various countries, including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, and former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Recall: on January 24, the UK and the United States announced the evacuation of their diplomats from Ukraine due to the Russian threat.

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