Ukraine: UK slaps heavy tariffs on vodka, other Russian imports

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom Government on Tuesday imposed an additional 35 percent import tariff on a swathe of Russian goods, including vodka, and banned exports of luxury products because of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We want to cause maximum harm to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s war machine while minimising the impact on UK businesses,” the Department for International Trade said in a statement.


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