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US President Joe Biden to impose sanctions on 300 members of Russian State Duma

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Russia-Ukraine war: According to the report, up to 300 members of Russia’s Federal Assembly’s lower house will face sanctions, which are expected to be announced on Thursday.

According to a report, US President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to visit Poland on March 25 to discuss the escalating Russian invasion of Ukraine, is expected to announce further sanctions against Russia this week. The latest sanctions, which are anticipated to be unveiled a day before Biden’s visit to Poland, would target more than 300 members of Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly, according to the report.

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing top American officials, that “US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said President Biden will announce these new sanctions while he is in Brussels, Belgium, for his March 24 meeting with leaders of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Washington’s European allies.”

The sanctions will be announced in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Group of Seven (G7), but it should be noted that such measures are frequently postponed or even amended during the review process before the final announcement.

Western countries, notably the United States, have placed a slew of sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine; those sanctioned include President Vladimir Putin, members of his administration, and Russian oligarchs, among others. The Kremlin replied by barring Biden and other senior US officials from entering Russia, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Russia is the most sanctioned country in the world, according to Sastellum. Al, which analyses sanctions, with more than 7,100 restrictions announced against it in 2014. The vast bulk of these has arrived as a result of the ongoing invasion.

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