Sanctions could be lifted if Russia's forces withdraw - UK foreign secretary

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

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# 27 March 2022 05:14 (UTC +04:00)

Russian oligarchs, banks and businesses could have sanctions against them lifted if Russia's President Vladimir Putin ends his invasion of Ukraine and commits to "no further aggression", UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said, APA reports citing BBC.

She told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that the threat of "snapback sanctions" would be retained if the Russian president did attack again.

The foreign secretary also said that a "negotiations unit" had been established in the UK Foreign Office to aid possible peace talks.

Russia has shown signs of possibly scaling back its ambitions in Ukraine, with a senior military official saying on Friday that its efforts were now turning to the eastern Donbas region. However the Western city of Lviv, which until now has largely stayed unscathed, came under heavy rocket fire on Saturday.