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Ukraine crisis UK PM Johnson embarks on a European tour 

The Week | 01/03/2022 06:07 PM | Click to read full article

His visit comes as UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss outlined further tough sanctions against Russia in the House of Commons on Monday. It includes powers to prevent Russian banks from clearing payments in Pound Sterling.

"I will also be imposing a full asset freeze on three further banks, VEB - Russia's national development bank, SovComBank the third-largest privately-owned financial institution in Russia, and Otkritie, one of Russia's largest commercial banks," said Truss.