Britain could change law to make it easier to sanction Russian oligarchs

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  • Thursday, 03 Mar 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a joint press conference with Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (not pictured) at the Tapa Military Base, in Tallinn, Estonia March 1, 2022. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could introduce new legislation to make it easier to sanction Russian oligarchs, a government source said, after the government has struggled to find evidence to justify targeting individuals with links to President Vladimir Putin.

Britain has so far imposed sanctions on nine wealthy Russians since Putin invaded Ukraine and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused by opposition politicians of failing to take more action.

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