22 Feb 2022

Conservative MPs call for tougher sanctions on Russia

Political Editor

Russian billionaires, banks and its MPs are all targets of the new sanctions announced today by both Britain and the European Union.

Boris Johnson said the measures are the “first barrage” in his response to Vladimir Putin.

Conservative MPs called for harder sanctions to be imposed immediately, and the prime minister even suggested that UEFA should scrap its plan to hold the Champions League final in St Petersburg in May.