Biden reveals new sanctions against Russia

20 February, 02:40 PM
Joe Biden (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Joe Biden (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

U.S. President Joe Biden announced new sanctions against Russia for its full-scale invasion of Ukraine during his unexpected visit to Kyiv on Feb. 20, according to a statement published by the White House.

"Later this week, we will announce additional sanctions against elites and companies that are trying to evade or backfill Russia’s war machine," the Biden administration said in the wake of the U.S. president's visit.

The American leader added that over the past year, the United States has built a coalition of nations from the Atlantic to the Pacific to help defend Ukraine with unprecedented military, economic and humanitarian support — "and that support will endure."

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On the morning of Feb. 20, Biden arrived in Kyiv for an unannounced visit, and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

This is the first visit by the U.S. president to Ukraine since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

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