Britain names a condition for lifting sanctions against Russia: Foreign Secretary's statement
On 19 June, the UK introduced legislation that would allow it to maintain sanctions against the terrorist state of Russia until Moscow pays compensation to Ukraine. Now, "the terrible consequences of Putin's war are obvious".
This was stated by British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Reuters reports. He added that the kingdom would support Ukraine "for as long as it takes to recover from an aggressive war and lay the foundations for the nation's prosperity."
"As Ukraine continues to defend itself against Russia's invasion, the terrible consequences of Putin's war are evident. Ukraine's reconstruction needs are enormous. With today's new measures, we are strengthening our approach to sanctions, confirming that the UK is prepared to use sanctions to ensure that Russia pays to rebuild the country it so recklessly attacked," the minister said.
The British government said that details of how money donated by sanctioned individuals to rebuild Ukraine will be distributed will be announced in the future.
"There will be no coercion of individuals to encourage them to transfer funds, nor will there be any offers of sanctions relief in exchange for donations," the government said.
As previously reported by OBOZREVATEL, on 18 June, US sanctions came into force, prohibiting US companies from providing engineering services in the territory of the terrorist country of Russia. This directly affects General Electric (GE), which maintained turbines at Russian thermal power plants and other industrial equipment.