Biden announces new economic measures after Russia's full-scale invasion into Ukraine.
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President Joe Biden forcefully condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, calling it a premeditated attack and a brutal assault “without provocation, without justification, without necessity.”
He announced new sanctions that include banning what can be exported to Russia. “We have purposely designed these sanctions to maximize a long-term impact on Russia and to minimize impact on the United States and our allies.”
New sanctions imposed by Biden also target Belarus for its role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with a focus on the country’s defense sector and financial institutions.
Biden used his strongest language to date about Putin, saying the U.S. and allies will make sure he will be a “pariah on the international stage.”
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