We need to make sure the Russian economy is crippled - UK's Truss

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British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Liz Truss makes a statement on sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine, in the House of Commons, London, Britain, February 28, 2022. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

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VILNIUS, March 3 (Reuters) - The West needs to ensure the Russian economy is crippled so that President Vladimir Putin it is unable to continue his invasion of Ukraine, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Thursday.

"We need to ... degrade the Russian economy," Truss said during a news conference in Lithuania. "We need to make sure ... that the Russian economy is crippled so it is unable to continue to fund Putin and the war machine."

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Reporting by Andrius Sytas in Vilnius and William James in London, Writing by Kylie MacLellan;

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