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Russia: Sanctions

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 172457, tabled on 10 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral statement by the Prime Minister of 5 September 2018, Official Report columns 167-187, Salisbury Update, whether the Government plans to impose further sanctions on those representing Russian Government interests in the UK.

Answered on

13 September 2018

The UK's Sanctions and Money Laundering Act ​has not yet commenced. The UK currently implements sanctions through the EU and has been at the forefront of EU sanctions on Russia, in response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine, since 2014. We welcome the fact that the EU's comprehensive package to tackle hybrid threats, endorsed at the June European Council, includes the creation of a new Chemical Weapons sanctions regime. We will continue to press for its speedy adoption. We will also push for new EU sanctions regimes against those responsible for cyber-attacks and gross human rights violations; as well as robustly enforcing the existing EU regime against Russia.

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