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War in Ukraine: can the UK act “decisively” against Russia?

Boris Johnson addresses the nation on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amid criticism over sanctions.

As Russia invades Ukraine, Boris Johnson has come under fire from allies and critics alike for his feeble attempt to clamp down on Russian wealth in the UK. In an address to the nation this morning (24 February), the Prime Minister vowed that Britain “cannot and will not just look away” ahead of the announcement of further sanctions against Russia later today.

Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea are joined by Alix Kroeger, the international managing editor at the New Statesman, to discuss what is at stake in Ukraine and the challenge facing the UK government.

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