Britain intends to seek new restrictive measures against Russia over the support of the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, The Times reports.

"Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, is demanding that western nations draw up “very punitive sanctions” in response to last week’s chemical attack on a rebel-held area, in which up to 90 people were killed. A paper on sanctions has been prepared for a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy, which starts today,” the publication notes.

The Minister intends to propose the initiative with the G7 to oblige Russia to stop the cooperation with Syria, including the military one. In the event of a refusal, new measures will be introduced that would "make life very difficult" for Russian government officials.

Earlier, March 8, the Head of the British Foreign Ministry Boris Johnson canceled his visit to Moscow because of the escalation of the Syrian crisis.

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