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UK govt says public sector must review Russian ties including energy contracts

UK govt says public sector must review Russian ties including energy contracts
UK govt says public sector must review Russian ties including energy contracts   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022
By Reuters

LONDON – Britain on Monday instructed public sector bodies to review any contracts they have with Russian firms and consider switching suppliers, noting that most existing contracts were for energy and could benefit the Russian state.

“Public money should not fund (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s war machine. We are asking hospitals, councils and other organisations across the public sector to urgently look at all the ways they can go further to sever their commercial ties to Russia,” government minister Steve Barclay said in a statement.