Britain is set to ban imports of Russian gold in a bid to “starve the Putin regime of its funding”, Boris Johnson has said.
Arriving at the G7 summit in Bavaria, the Prime Minister said the measures “will directly hit Russian oligarchs and strike at the heart of Putin’s war machine”.
The move is part of a joint step taken by Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States.
Mr Johnson added: “We need to starve the Putin regime of its funding. The UK and our allies are doing just that.”
Legislation to implement the ban will be introduced in Parliament in the coming weeks.
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‘There are people under the rubble’
Russian strikes on Kyiv partially destroyed a nine-storey apartment building and caused a fire, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app.
“There are people under the rubble,” Klitschko said. He added that several people had already been hospitalised.
“They (the rescuers) have pulled out a seven-year-old girl. She is alive. Now they’re trying to rescue her mother.”
Life had been returning to normal in Kyiv after fierce resistance held off Russian advances in the early phase of the war, although air raid sirens regularly sound across the city.
Pictured: Airstrike in Kyiv
Gazprom’s gas exports to Europe via Ukraine ‘steady’
Russian gas producer Gazprom said its supply of gas to Europe through Ukraine via the Sudzha entry point was seen at 42.1 million cubic metres (mcm) on Sunday – same as on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported citing the company.
An application to supply gas via another major entry point, Sokhranovka, was again rejected by Ukraine, Gazprom said
Russia strikes two buildings in Kyiv
Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.
Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said two people were hospitalized with injuries and a 7-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble.
Ukraine Member of Parliament Oleksiy Goncharenko wrote on the Telegram messaging app that “according to prelim data 14 missiles were launched against Kyiv region and Kyiv.”
Before Sunday’s early morning attack, Kyiv had not faced any such Russian airstrikes since June 5.
West must not sell out Ukraine, says Liz Truss in swipe at Emmanuel Macron
Liz Truss has warned leaders including Emmanuel Macron that the West cannot “sell out Ukraine” for a “quick end” to the war, calling on G7 and Nato countries to commit more arms and funding to the country.
In a joint article for The Telegraph with Dmytro Kuleba, her Ukrainian counterpart, the Foreign Secretary said Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, will “only be serious about negotiations once the Ukrainian people have pushed his troops back”.
The pair added: “The Ukrainian people do not have the luxury to feel fatigued. Nor can the rest of the free world.”
Mr Macron, who has talked of spending 100 hours on the phone to Putin since December, has been accused of wanting Ukraine to make concessions to secure a peace agreement – although the Elysee Palace insists any deal must respect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
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