US to Directly Sanction Putin
Summary from the AllSides News Team
The U.S. will join the U.K. and E.U. in imposing economic sanctions directly on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and “members of the Russian national security team,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
The sanctions will include at least banning Putin and Lavrov from traveling to the U.S., Psaki said. The U.K. and E.U. sanctions included freezing the Russian leaders’ assets in European and British banks. Psaki’s announcement came as commentators in the West debated whether Thursday’s sanctions went far enough. Many wondered on Friday if the U.S. would try to kick Russia out of SWIFT, the worldwide financial translation system. Many also called for removing Russia from its permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. On Friday, Russia used its Security Council veto to block a draft resolution deploring its invasion of Ukraine; India, China and the U.A.E. abstained, and the other 11 council members voted in favor.
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From the RightUS has sanctioned Putin, but what will that actually mean?
The Biden administration said it will follow in the footsteps of the European Union and impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin over his decision to send troops into Ukraine.
“Following a telephone conversation President Biden held with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and in alignment with the decision by our European allies, the United States will join them in sanctioning President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov and members of the Russian national security team,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday.
From the LeftU.S. joins EU and U.K. in sanctioning Putin directly
The U.S. will impose sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Friday.
Why it matters: It is extremely rare for the U.S. to sanction a sitting world leader, and the Kremlin had previously said it would consider sanctions on Putin himself to be a de facto severing of relations between the U.S. and Russia.
From the LeftUS to impose sanctions on Putin following Ukraine invasion
The US will impose sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House announced Friday.
The Russian leader will become the highest-profile target in the effort to impose costs on the Russian economy and Putin's inner circle in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Additional Russian officials are likely to be included, one source familiar with the matter said.