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Ukraine crisis: UK will sanction Putin 'imminently', Johnson tells NATO

He also called for 'immediate action' to ban Russia from the SWIFT payment platform to 'inflict maximum pain' on the Russian regime

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday told the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) that the UK will “imminently” impose direct sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Addressing a virtual meeting of NATO leaders, Johnson said his government will personally sanction the Russian leaders over their "revanchist mission" to overturn the post-Cold War order.

He also called for "immediate action" to ban Russia from the SWIFT payment platform to "inflict maximum pain" on the Russian regime.

“The Prime Minister urged leaders to take immediate action against SWIFT to inflict maximum pain

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First Published: Feb 26 2022 | 12:33 AM IST

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