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Sanctions should be tightened until all Russian troops leave Ukraine – POLITICO

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LONDON – The G7 should tighten sanctions against Russia until all Russian troops have left Ukraine, the British prime minister has said.

Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the public should not expect the G7 group of the world’s seven most industrialized democracies to lift sanctions “just because there has been a ceasefire in Ukraine,” adding that this “goes straight into the country”. [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s Playbook”.

The UK government believes that the UK and its allies “should continue to tighten sanctions on an ongoing program until all of its troops have left Ukraine,” Johnson said.

The Prime Minister answered questions on a variety of issues during a hearing of the House of Commons Liaison Committee.

Johnson’s position appears to be tougher than that of other allies. US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine are designed to spur behavior change in Moscow and could be “reversed” if allies conclude that Russia’s “behaviour is changing.” Has”.

Asked for his opinion on French President Emmanuel Macron’s multiple attempts to work with Putin to try to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis, Johnson replied that the question of the value of these attempts was “open”.

“In my own view, Putin is clearly not to be trusted,” he added.

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