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House Passes Bipartisan $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

by Jennifer Shutt, Missouri Independent May 11, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to provide an additional $40 billion in economic, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine as its troops continue fighting back against Russia’s invasion. The legislation, released just hours before, now goes to the U.S. …

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U.S. Sanctions Russia’s Largest Bank, Putin’s Daughters

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In a new round of sanctions, the United States has banned American investments in Russia, imposed penalties on family members of Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials and tightened restrictions on Sberbank, the country’s largest financial institution. The sanctions also target Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest privately-owned financial institution. The …

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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Accuses Russia Of ‘Genocide’

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian forces of committing “genocide” near the capital, Kyiv. Russia denied the allegations. What are believed to be the bodies of civilians were found when reporters from Reuters and other journalists entered the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, after Russian forces withdrew. “This …

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List: Major Companies Halting Business In Russia

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has drawn criticism from across the globe, both from governments and private companies. While many world powers have leveled sanctions against Russia with massive economic consequences for the country, private businesses are also pulling out of Russian markets to signal their opposition to the war. Here …

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Biden Moves To Suspend Trade Relations With Russia

President Joe Biden

by Jennifer Shutt, Missouri Independent March 11, 2022 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday announced a new round of sanctions on Russia by the United States, as well as countries within the European Union and the Group of Seven nations. The latest round of joint economic restrictions will revoke Russia’s …

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Russian Energy Ban Passed By House

The House passed legislation late Wednesday that aims to ban Russian energy imports to the U.S. and give the president greater authority to sanction the Kremlin over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act, which passed the House with a strong bipartisan vote of 414-17, would …

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