United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a list of all Russian oligarchs associated with the Putin regime will be published in time.
Mr Johnson made the comments during Prime Minister’s questions. He also said in his view, action taken by President Putin qualifies as a war crime.
Boris Johnson faced plenty of questions from Members of Parliament (MP’s) about the latest developments in Ukraine.
Opposition party leader Keir Starmer focused heavily on sanctions imposed on Russia so far, asking for the Prime Minister to go even further and place them on individual oligarchs, saying that many are being given too long to get money out of the UK.
The Prime Minister responded by saying a full list of all oligarchs associated with the Putin regime would be published in time, telling MP’s that the vice is tightening and the impact of UK sanctions on Moscow are already being felt.
That wasn’t the only big move made during Prime Minister’s Questions. Boris Johnson also accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes in Ukraine, saying that in his view, the use of bombs dropped on innocent civilians in Ukraine qualifies as a war crime and that the International Criminal Court is investigating. These comments were made in front of Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK who was watching proceedings from a gallery. He received a standing ovation from MP’s at the start and a round of applause. – report by Laura Makin-Isherwood