00:27 GMT12 May 2021
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    This marks the first time the United Kingdom has introduced punitive measures as an independent entity since its pullout from the European Union in January.

    Sputnik is live from London where UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is addressing lawmakers as the UK is set to unveil a set of sanctions against nationals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea over their alleged abuse of human rights or profit from such abuse.

    The targeted individuals will face a visa ban and their financial assets will be frozen.

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