A senior national security official in Biden said, on Tuesday, that the White House will impose additional sanctions on Russia in the coming hours, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized pro-Moscow territory in Ukraine on Monday.
“The United States will be making important announcements of its own later today, including the sanctions we will be imposing in response to what Russia did yesterday,” Deputy National Security Adviser John Viner said during an MSNBC appearance.
He also provided more details about the announcements of additional sanctions to be made later on Tuesday, indicating that this may not amount to the severe sanctions the United States has reviewed, pending “additional measures” by Russia.
“If Russia takes further action, we will have more significant and serious consequences that we can impose through sanctions on Russia, as well as other elements of our response, including security assistance to the Ukrainians to help them defend themselves, a position of force and troop movements that you have seen that the United States Take it, in the coming days,” Viner said, adding that the United States remains open to diplomacy.
At the moment, a full set of sanctions against Russia is not expected because “if you are going to deter [Putin] Whoever took Kiev and the country — it’s still a dangerous prospect — you have to take some threats of sanctions against that, a senior administration official told CNN.
However, the White House announced on Monday that the sanctions announced today are still expected to go well beyond the limited package.
A senior US official told CNN that the cautious nature of Monday’s plan was due in part to the need to consult with Europeans about their willingness to move forward, and gauge whether Russia’s actions on Monday would lead to the full package of sanctions the West has prepared in it. Invasion happened.
US and European officials have had intense discussions over the past several hours about how to move forward with additional sanctions against Russia over troop entry orders into Ukraine, according to officials familiar with the matter.
The European Commission has Also suggested penalties European Union member states on Tuesday. The proposals would impose sanctions on 27 people and entities including political figures, propaganda, military and financial entities that the EU considers to be linked to “illegal activities” in the territories. Sanctions will also be imposed on the 351 Russian lawmakers who voted for recognition and the 11 who suggested it – and the installation of Russian troops.
The committee focused in particular on the sanctions that were imposed in Crimea after Moscow’s 2014 annexation.
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