According to Truss, legislation that allows the government to target sanctions against a wider range of individuals and companies will be in place by 10 February.
– Moscow’s malicious intent is clear. They have gathered more than 100,000 soldiers at the border with Ukraine. We know the danger is real, Truss told the British House of Commons on Monday.
She did not want to elaborate on what the sanctions are about.
The change in the law will allow the United Kingdom to take part in a package of coordinated sanctions together with its partners, including the United States.
The announced plans led Russia on Sunday to call them a “disguised attack on the business community”, and threatened retaliation.