Boris Johnson vowed to unveil the ‘first barrage’ of sanctions against Russia today as he warned Vladimir Putin is bent on a ‘full scale invasion of Ukraine’.
After chairing a pre-dawn Cobra meeting, the PM said Mr Putin has ‘completely torn up international law’ after recognising separatist areas and must now face an ‘immediate’ response.
Key Russian figures and businesses are expected to be in the crosshairs when Mr Johnson announces the package in a Commons statement at lunchtime.
Tanks have been seen rolling across the border after Russian troops were ordered to carry out ‘peacekeeping’ duties in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
However, there are signs of divisions among Western allies – many of whom rely heavily on Russian gas and oil – over how strongly to react to the breach.
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