Dominic Raab: Russia ‘sanctions are not an act of war’

Dominic Raab says “sanctions are not an act of war,” and Putin’s “rhetoric and brinkmanship” demonstrates their efficacy.

Vladimir Putin has described Western sanctions on Russia as being “equivalent to declaring a war,” insisting that his invasion of Ukraine was driven by a need to protect Russian speakers in the country.

When asked if Russia’s breaking of the ceasefire is an act of war, the Deputy Prime Minister says the UK will support the International Criminal Court’s investigation to hold someone to account.