Hammond defends Johnson over failed Russia sanctions demand
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Philip Hammond has defended Boris Johnson's failed attempt to get the G7 to increase sanctions against Russia. The Chancellor also supported the UK continuing to make the case for extended sanction in response to Putin's support of the Assad regime. Share Radio's Steve Clarke was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph for all the latest political news.
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