Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Britain to seek further sanctions on Russia

Britain will on Tuesday seek to persuade other European leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was carrying 298 passengers, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Britain will on Tuesday seek to persuade other European leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was carrying 298 passengers, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday, July 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain will on Tuesday seek to persuade other European leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was carrying 298 passengers, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

"We will ... seek to get our European partners to agree to go further in terms of sanctions if Russia hasn't radically changed it's position by then," Hammond told the BBC ahead of a meeting of the European union's Foreign Affairs Council on Tuesday.