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Stung by criticism, UK’s Johnson speeds up Russia sanctions

LONDON (AP) – United Kingdom (UK) lawmakers are set to pass a bill on Monday aimed at toughening sanctions on Russia and rooting out ill-gotten money from the British economy.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Economic Crime Bill will let British authorities “pursue (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s allies in the UK with the full backing of the law, beyond doubt or legal challenge”.

Johnson said the new law would “whip aside the veil of anonymity” used by oligarchs to obscure ownership of properties.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin


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