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Latest news on UK/Russia relations, covering the diplomatic fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, sanctions, military support for Kyiv, energy security concerns, espionage tensions, and human rights issues. Follow NewsNow for up-to-the-minute updates on this critical global story.

The relationship between the United Kingdom and Russia has reached a new nadir in the wake of Moscow's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The UK has been one of the most vocal critics of Russia's aggression, condemning the Kremlin's actions as a flagrant violation of international law and Ukraine's sovereignty. London has worked closely with its Western allies to impose a sweeping range of sanctions on Russian banks, companies, and individuals linked to the Putin regime, in an effort to pressure Moscow to halt its military offensive.

The UK has also been at the forefront of efforts to support Ukraine militarily, providing Kyiv with lethal weapons, training, and intelligence support to help it defend against Russian aggression. This has included the supply of anti-tank weapons, armoured vehicles, and advanced missile systems, as well as the deployment of British military trainers to help bolster Ukraine's armed forces. Russia has reacted angrily to the UK's support for Ukraine, accusing London of escalating the conflict and of pursuing an anti-Russian agenda.

The war in Ukraine has also had significant implications for energy security in Europe, with the UK and other Western countries seeking to reduce their dependence on Russian oil and gas imports. This has led to efforts to diversify energy supplies and accelerate the transition to clean energy sources, as well as calls for tougher sanctions on Russia's energy sector. Moscow, in turn, has sought to use its energy exports as a political weapon, cutting supplies to countries it sees as hostile to its interests.

Beyond the immediate crisis in Ukraine, UK-Russia relations remain strained by a range of other issues, including ongoing tensions over the 2018 Salisbury poisonings, allegations of Russian interference in British politics, and concerns about human rights abuses in Russia. The UK has been vocal in its criticism of the Kremlin's crackdown on opposition figures like Alexei Navalny, and has imposed sanctions on Russian officials accused of involvement in human rights violations.

As the war in Ukraine continues and tensions between Russia and the West show no signs of abating, NewsNow's dedicated feed on UK/Russia relations is your essential resource for staying informed about the latest developments in this fast-moving and complex story. With up-to-the-minute updates from a wide range of trusted sources, NewsNow brings you comprehensive coverage of the diplomatic, military, economic, and human dimensions of this critical global issue. From the latest sanctions and military moves to analysis of the wider geopolitical implications, NewsNow's UK/Russia relations feed keeps you ahead of the curve on one of the defining challenges of our time.

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