The Times: Britain presses for sanctions against Russian spy chiefs9 November 2018 | 10:33 | FOCUS News Agency
Members of the GRU senior leadership are on a draft list of individuals to be sanctioned under a new EU regime aimed at curbing the use of chemical weapons, say diplomatic sources.
The UK hopes to secure the backing of France and Germany for the sanctions. It is pressing for other foreign ministers to approve freezing assets and banning travel for the named senior Russian spies within weeks.
Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, met ministers from former Soviet states, including Hungary, in London last month to discuss new sanctions.
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