The White House’s deputy national security adviser said Russia should stop its military campaign in Ukraine to lift economic sanctions.
“The time is far from when we lift sanctions on Russia. The first thing a Russian leader should do is stop the military campaign in Ukraine,” said Daleep, deputy national security adviser for international economics at the White House. on March 20. “Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said that a condition for ending Russia’s economic isolation is that Moscow must stop the conflict.”
According to Singh, the US goal was to “show determination” that sanctions should force Russia to “pay a heavy price” for its military campaign in Ukraine.
The official also warned that the US could impose more sanctions on Russia. “We can extend sanctions. Take existing sanctions and apply them to more targets, more areas,” Singh said.
He gave an example of sectors that could be targeted, including banking and oil and gas.
“It’s mostly about oil and gas, but there are other sectors as well. I don’t want to be specific, but I think Russian President Vladimir Putin will know what it is,” the official added.
After Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24, the US and its Western allies have imposed a series of sanctions, removing several Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system, preventing Moscow from continuing access to advanced technology and placing many Russian oligarchs and officials on an embargo list.
The US imposed a ban on imports of Russian oil, diamonds, seafood and vodka. The country and its allies also removed most favored country status with Russia, paving the way for raising tariffs on Russian goods.
Meanwhile, Russia banned the export of more than 200 goods in the fields of telecommunications, health, cars, agriculture, electrical engineering and technology until the end of 2022. Some products in the forestry and furniture industries were also banned. countries”, including 48 countries, including European Union (EU) countries and the US. Russia is a country that has 1/5 of the world’s forests.
Huyen Le (Based on TASS, Sputnik)