US may expand sanctions against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The US is evaluating the impact of the already imposed sanctions and may introduce new ones
14:39, 19 April 2021

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
The Texas Tribune

The Biden administration is evaluating the impact of the already imposed sanctions against Russia and may introduce new ones, Bloomberg reports.

According to the source, options available to President Joe Biden include expanding the measures announced Thursday to bar US financial institutions from the secondary market for ruble-denominated bonds issued by Russian state banks.

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Biden ordered the latest sanctions on Russia - including limits on buying newly issued sovereign debt - in response to allegations that Moscow was behind a hack on SolarWinds Corp. and interfered with last year’s US election.

The US also sanctioned a number of entities and individuals, while expelling 10 Russian diplomats working in Washington, including some intelligence officers.

As we reported earlier, Russia imposed personal sanctions against six US high-ranking officials. They are prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"In response to the sanctions imposed by the US Administration against Russian officials on March 2, the entry into the Russian Federation of current and former American high-ranking officials and figures involved in the implementation of the anti-Russian course is prohibited," the message says.

Related: Russia announces expulsion of 20 Czech diplomats

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