UK Parliamentary committee comments on Russia sanctions

In its report “Russia: Implications for UK defence and security”, the House of Commons Defence Committee called on the UK government “to consider extending travel bans to a larger portion of the Russian leadership” and agreed with the decision to renew the EU’s current sanctions on Russia until January 2017 (see previous blog).

However, the Committee also noted that, although sanctions against Russia have caused economic harm, the effects of sanctions have been most keenly felt by the Russian public and have not yet reduced Russian military investment and expansion, or led to Russia’s compliance with the Minsk Agreement.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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