UK to host Baltic and Nordic leaders to find new ways to isolate Russia | world news
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host leaders from countries on Russia’s northwest flank next week to discuss ways to respond to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, including finding new ways to isolate the Russian economy.
Leaders of the countries of the Joint Expeditionary Force, a British-led group consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and of Sweden, will meet in London on Tuesday for talks.
The leaders are expected to agree to more military exercises in the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea and will discuss the war in Ukraine and energy security, Johnson’s office said.
“European security has been shaken by Russia’s attack on Ukraine, and alongside our partners, we will take action to ensure we emerge stronger and more united than before,” Johnson said in a statement. communicated.
“Ensuring our resistance to Putin’s threats must go beyond our military base – together, alongside our North Sea and Baltic Sea partners, we must ensure that we are safe from the Russian interference and impact on our energy supplies, our economy and our values.”
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Britain has imposed sanctions on hundreds of Russian individuals and entities, promised to phase out Russian oil imports and banned Russian companies from raising debt and capital in its financial center.
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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