White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed that the United States will impose sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and representatives of the Russian Security Council. She said this during a briefing broadcast on Twitter.
According to her, restrictive measures will be taken following similar decisions of the European Union.
“The US will join them in imposing sanctions on President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov and members of the national security team,” Psaki said.
On the same day, the British government imposed sanctions against Putin and Lavrov in light of the Russian operation in Ukraine.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that the leaders of the G7 countries - the "Group of Seven" (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France, Japan) - agreed to impose a package of "destructive" sanctions against Russia due to a special operation to protect Donbass .
On February 24, Putin announced that he had decided to conduct a military special operation to protect the Donbass in response to a request for help from the heads of the LPR and DPR.
Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has submitted a bill on general mobilization to the Verkhovna Rada.
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