WASHINGTON D.C. – Just minutes after the conclusion of an address to the Russian people by President Vladimir Putten, the White House announced sanctions against rebel territories recognized by Russia in eastern Ukraine. The White House also warned that more sanctions were ready if necessary.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in a press release that the White House anticipated Russia’s move to recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and plans were already in place to sanction the two regions.
President Joe Biden will issue an executive order to “prohibit new investment, trade, and financing by US persons to, from, or in the so-called DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
The order will “provide authority to impose sanctions on any person determined to operate in those areas of Ukraine.”
It is being reported that the UK announced similar sanctions against Russia tomorrow.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss plans to enact sanctions for which laws were already passed on February 10.
When they were announced, the government said they would allow the UK to “impose sanctions on Russian businesses and individuals in a wide range of economic and strategically significant sectors, such as the chemical, defense, extractives, ICT and financial services industries.”
They were announced as part of the government’s measures “to urge the Kremlin to end its campaign of aggression in Ukraine”.
Further sanctions could then follow if there is an invasion.
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