fbpx
Now Reading
President Biden Will Announce New Russian Sanctions While in Brussels

President Biden Will Announce New Russian Sanctions While in Brussels

biden putin

President Joe Biden plans to announce new sanctions against Russia on Thursday while in Brussels for meetings with NATO and European allies, according to a top national security aide. The President is traveling to Brussels and Poland — which has received more than 2 million Ukrainian refugees who have fled since the February 24th invasion — looking to press for continued unity among Western allies as Russia presses on with its brutal invasion of Ukraine.

The President will take part in a special meeting of NATO and address the European Council summit, where he’s expected to emphasize efforts to enforce the avalanche of existing sanctions already announced by the U.S. and its Western allies.

The aim is to deter President Vladimir Putin from ordering an invasion of any of the 30 allies, not just for the duration of this war, but for the next 5-10 years, said White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan during a press briefing. Before launching his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Putin had demanded that NATO stop expanding and withdraw its forces from the east. The opposite is happening. Sullivan, who declined to further preview new sanctions the president will announce, said that President Biden “will join our partners in imposing further sanctions on Russia and tightening the existing sanctions to crack down on evasion and to ensure robust enforcement.”

See Also

In Poland, President Biden will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda, who has requested further U.S. aid and a stepped-up military presence on NATO’s eastern flank as the war grinds on. The U.S. has already more than doubled its regular troop presence of more than 4,000 U.S. troops. Currently, there are about 10,000 U.S. troops in Poland. Biden and NATO have said repeatedly that while the U.S. and NATO will provide weapons and other defensive support to non-NATO member Ukraine, they are determined to avoid any escalation on behalf of Kyiv that risks a broader war with Russia.

What's Your Reaction?
Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

© 2021 Hillreporter.com

Scroll To Top