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After the announcements, the acts. Sanctions against Russia fell from all sides on Wednesday. At the head of the line, the United States announced a new round of economic and financial sanctions. In addition to banning all new investments in Russia, the US director will freeze all assets “in touch with the US financial system” of the essential public bank Sberbank and the country’s largest private bank, Alfa Bank. They will also not be allowed to engage in any kind of transaction with American actors. Washington will finally impose sanctions Vladimir Putin’s Two Daughters : Their assets in the United States are frozen and their ties to the American financial system are severed.
the UK has also tightened its sanctions against Moscow by, like the United States, attacking Sberbank and announcing the end of Russian coal imports. Dutch customs have detained 14 Russian yachts at shipyards. Greece has announced it will expel 12 Russian diplomats
“Great and cynical provocation”
This is Vladimir Putin’s first response to the… dead civilians found in the city of Boutcha† During an interview with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the Russian president referred to “the crude and cynical provocation on the part of the Kiev regime in the city of Boutcha,” according to a Kremlin statement.
100 million dollars. This is the amount of additional security assistance released by the United States for Ukraine. Notably, it will fund Javelin anti-tank systems, which are being used against the Russian military.
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The war is not about to end for the NATO Secretary General. “We have to be realistic. War can last a long time, several months or even years. And that is why we also have to be prepared for a long journey, both in terms of supporting Ukraine, enforcing sanctions and strengthening our defences,” he said. Jens Stoltenberg.
This Wednesday meant no delay in the fighting. Explosions sounded in the Lviv region during the night. In the east of the country, two civilians were killed in shelling at an aid distribution center in Vougledar, and grenades and rockets were fired at regular intervals on the industrial town of Severodonetsk. So that Kiev in the afternoon called on residents of eastern Ukraine to evacuate the region “now”.