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U.S. set to announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine space annexation


President speaks in the course of the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware.

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– The Biden administration is anticipated Friday to announce new financial sanctions on in response to its disputed annexation of 4 areas of , a White Home official advised NBC Information.

Russian President earlier Friday introduced, “There are 4 new areas of Russia,” referring to the Ukraine areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kherson.

Putin cited referendum votes by residents of these Russian-occupied areas, which he stated authorized turning into elements of Russia. These votes are extensively seen by Western officers as rigged and illegitimate.

“The outcomes are recognized, well-known,” he stated.

Earlier this week, the White Home stated the U.S. would by no means acknowledge the outcomes of the “sham referendum” and would proceed offering Ukraine with navy and humanitarian assist.

On Wednesday, the Biden administration introduced $1.1 billion in extra safety help for Ukraine.

The upcoming assist bundle, the twenty second such installment, brings U.S. dedication to greater than $16.2 billion since Russia’s invasion in late February.

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