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Russia could invade Ukraine ‘almost immediately’, Truss warns


Russian oligarchs would be targeted with “severe” sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine, Liz Truss said. The Foreign Secretary said she still hoped for a diplomatic solution, telling reporters: “That is why the Prime Minister and I are travelling around Europe this week, that is why we are working to persuade the Russians to remove their troops from the border, because a war would be disastrous. “We are very clear that Russia is the aggressor in this situation. They have 100,000 troops lined up on the Ukrainian borders. “They need to de-escalate because it will be a cost to Russia if they invade Ukraine, both in terms of the cost of a long-running war, but also the sanctions that we would impose, which would be severe, and would target oligarchs and it would target companies across Russia.”

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