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Australia's approach to Ukraine crisis influenced by ties with US, UK

Australia has threatened to impose additional sanctions on Russian officials if Ukraine is invaded. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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CANBERRA - At a security meeting in Canberra on Monday morning between Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison and an inner grouping of his most senior ministers, the first item on the agenda was not the usual fare such as China tensions or the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead, the National Security Committee of the Cabinet - which includes the Prime Minister and seven senior ministers - began by discussing the crisis in Ukraine.

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