Britain is taking a risk calling for sanctions just as it leaves EU – and the Kremlin knows it
The UK’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, faces a daunting diplomatic challenge to persuade wary fellow EU member states to impose further sanctions against Russia, despite the evidence that two Russian passport holders believed to be working for the country’s military intelligence agencyattempted to murder the former double agent Sergei Skripal on British soil.
By coincidence, the EU announced on Wednesday it was extending existing sanctions imposed on Russia – over its invasion of Ukraine – for a further six months. The sanctions are aimed at about 150 individuals and some 50 companies.
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