Putin Pressure On
Daily Record|April 16, 2021
Britain and US fire off sanctions in response to Russian meddling and fears of war in Ukraine
Chris Hughes

Britain and the US launched sanction attacks against Russian espionage and “reckless” meddling yesterday amid fears of war in Ukraine.

America piled into Moscow with financial transaction bans, expelled 10 more Russian officials and slammed Putin’s regime for putting bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan.

They even hit out at the Russian regime for its treatment of jailed dissident politician Alexei Navalny, who has been poisoned with Novichok.

Moscow warned it would react to sanctions and refused to back down on its aggressive posture towards Ukraine and the wider region.

Britain and the US blasted Russia’s SVR foreign spy agency for its pattern of “malign behaviour”.

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