UK bans services exports to Russia, sanctions Russian media outlets

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British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss speaks at Mansion House in London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain banned all service sector exports to Russia on Wednesday and announced sanctions against 63 individuals and organisations, including media companies and celebrities it accuses of spreading disinformation.

"Doing business with Putin's regime is morally bankrupt and helps fund a war machine that is causing untold suffering across Ukraine," Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

"Cutting Russia's access to British services will put more pressure on the Kremlin and ultimately help ensure Putin fails in Ukraine."

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Kate Holton)

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