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Ukraine crisis: Document shows Britain opposes sanctions on Russia

Published on Mar 4, 2014 5:37 PM
 
The flags of Ukraine, US and the Great Britaine flutter on Independence Square in Kiev on Feb 27, 2014. Britain opposes trade or financial sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, media reports said on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, citing an apparently official document photographed as it was being carried into Downing Street. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Britain opposes trade or financial sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, media reports said on Tuesday, citing an apparently official document photographed as it was being carried into Downing Street.

The document was snapped in the hand of a senior official walking into a meeting at Prime Minister David Cameron's office on Monday, according to the BBC and several newspapers.

Apparently setting out Britain's options in the Ukranian crisis, it says "the UK should not support for now trade sanctions... or close London's financial centre to Russians".

London is an increasingly popular destination for wealthy Russians and the banks and trading houses of the City of London attract substantial amounts of Russian money.

 
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