Ukraine war anniversary: US to impose sanctions on over 500 Russia-linked targets Ukraine War
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Ukraine war anniversary: US to impose sanctions on over 500 Russia-linked targets

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 23 Feb 2024, 02:38 pm

Washington, Feb 23: A day before the second anniversary of the Ukraine war, the United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more than 500 Russia-linked targets.

US Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said this to golbal news agency Reuters in an interview on Thursday (Feb 22).

Adeyemo said this action was taken in concert with other countries. The sanctions will include Russia's military industrial complex and companies from third countries. Especially the countries or companies that provide the goods that Russia needs.

He also said Washington wants to hold Russia accountable for the war and the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Adeyemo said, "We will impose hundreds of sanctions on Russia on Friday (Feb 22). But it is important to remember that the US is not the only one taking steps."

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the United States has imposed many sanctions on Russia. Friday's package will be the last package of sanctions.

The United States and its allies are trying to keep pressure on Russia despite uncertainty over whether the US Congress will approve additional security aid for Kiev. In the meantime, new ban steps are being taken.

Funds previously approved by President Joe Biden's administration for Ukraine are coming to an end. Requests for additional funding are also stalled in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Adeyemo said, "Sanctions and export control measures will put pressure on Russia. As a result, it will be difficult to wage war against Ukraine due to lack of necessary goods."

Experts warn the sanctions are not enough to prevent Moscow from attacking.

Former National Security Council official Peter Harrell said, "What Congress does to provide additional military assistance to Ukraine is very important. Much more important than the ban."