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Biden Announces More Sanctions On Russia

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting 

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced more than 500 new sanctions on Russia over its war in Ukraine and the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny last week in prison.

Biden, during a press conference early Friday, said the sanctions would target those connected to Navalny’s imprisonment, as well as Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial base, procurement networks and sanctions evaders across several continents.

“They will ensure Putin pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home,” Biden said in a statement about the sanctions.

He also noted the action is timed with the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

According to the president, the U.S. is also imposing export restrictions on almost 100 entities that support Russia’s military efforts and taking action to reduce Russia’s energy revenues.

“I’ve directed my team to strengthen support for civil society, independent media, and those who fight for democracy around the world,” Biden added.

Our source, NBC News, stated in a report that Biden emphasized the need for Congress to pass the Senate foreign aid package, saying Ukraine is running out of ammunition.

Ukraine needs more supplies from the U.S. to “hold the line against Russia’s relentless attacks,” which are enabled by ammunition and arms from Iran and North Korea, the president said:

“That’s why the House of Representatives must pass the bipartisan national security supplemental bill, before it’s too late.”

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