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Boris Johnson under fire over ‘peashooter’ Russian sanctions

By Laura Hughes, George Parker, Stephen Morris and Owen Walker

22 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

Boris Johnson faced widespread criticism on Tuesday that the British sanctions announced in response to Russian troops crossing into eastern Ukraine were not tough enough.

The reaction came after the UK prime minister announced punitive measures in the House of Commons that targeted five medium-sized or small Russian banks and three billionaires close to Vladimir Putin.

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