Tag Archives: Russia

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

Apple products

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

United States Capitol

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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Visa and Mastercard Suspend Operations In Russia

Mastercard, Visa

Visa and Mastercard are suspending operations in Russia, the companies announced Saturday, citing the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. According to a press statement, Visa will begin working to discontinue transactions in Russia, but it will take a few days. Mastercard said it would suspend all its network services in …

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DOJ Launches Task Force To Enforce Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

Merrick Garland

The United States Justice Department (DOJ) has created a new task force spanning multiple agencies to enforce sanctions imposed against Russian officials and oligarchs in response to Russia‘s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The task force – dubbed “KleptoCapture” – will enforce sweeping US sanctions, export restrictions and other economic curbs …

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U.S. Announces Sanctions On Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

The United States, in coordination with the European Union and Britain, announced sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House announced Friday. “The United States, in coordination with allies and partners, continued to forcefully respond to Russia’s unjustified, unprovoked, and premeditated invasion of Ukraine by imposing sanctions on President of …

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Russia Launches Full-Scale Invasion Into Ukraine

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russian forces began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine overnight Wednesday as Vladimir Putin announced in a pre-taped speech the start of a “special military operation,” and instructed Ukrainians to lay down their arms, and warned other countries not to interfere. “Russia will respond immediately and you will have consequences that …

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Biden Announces Russia Sanctions After Ukraine Invasion

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden, citing the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine,” announced a series of sanctions Tuesday against Russia, and threatened to squeeze the Russian economy even more if President Vladimir Putin – as Biden expects – moves further. President Putin’s actions are a flagrant violation of international law …

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