‘Significant’ UK sanctions to be signed off at early morning Cobra meeting

Boris Johnson announces plans after Vladimir Putin backs independence for breakaway states and sends troops into Ukrainian territoryUkraine-Russia crisis latest news – live updatesBoris Johnson will chair a meeting of the UK’s emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday morning to sign off a package of sanctions against Russia after its military occupation of the two breakaway states in eastern Ukraine.The initial signs were that the package would target “those complicit in the violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity”, after Russian troops were ordered to enter the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk for the first time overnight. Continue reading…