Boris Johnson pledges to ‘strangle’ evil regime of vile tyrant Putin


BORIS Johnson last night vowed to “tighten the ligature” around warmonger Vladimir Putin’s regime.

The PM said the “sense of outrage and disgust” over the despot’s invasion of Ukraine is spreading.

Boris Johnson will rush through emergency laws targeting dirty money held here by Russian oligarchs
Priti Patel will introduce emergency legislation to Parliament on Tuesday to extend the use of unexplained wealth orders

And he is hopeful other countries will back Britain’s call to shut Russia out of the Swift global bank payments system.

He admitted: “I think we have to face the hideous reality that diplomacy with Putin was a charade.

“The feeling is strong among people, even in Russia and countries who’ve been apathetic — there’s a sense of outrage and disgust.

“The UK will do everything to support our friends in Ukraine.

“That’s why we are sending humanitarian, financial and military supplies.

“We need to do more to apply tougher sanctions, including Swift.”

Mr Johnson is also to rush through emergency laws targeting dirty money held in Britain by Russian oligarchs.

He will give law enforcement agencies sweeping new powers to probe their complex financial affairs and to seize assets.

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Hidden “Russian doll” companies are used to launder money by buying lavish London homes.

Priti Patel will introduce emergency legislation Tuesday.

A Government source said: “Law enforcement agencies must be supported with strengthened powers.”

Russia chillingly warned of “military consequences” if Finland and Sweden join Nato.

Putin’s cronies and Kremlin-backed money launderers will have no hiding place in Britain