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World Holds Breath as Biden Expels 10 Russian Diplomats – Putin Warns US Will 'Pay'
Daily Express- JOE Biden has slapped on new sanctions against Russia, including the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats, "in response to election interference in 2020 and occupation of Crimea".
The White House said sanctions were in response to Moscow's "election interference, activities targeting dissidents, and malicious cyber activities". The measures blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and placed limits on the Russian sovereign debt market in steps which immediately triggered an angry reaction from Moscow.
Among others, the sanctions target the CEO of Russian construction firm Mostotrest.
The Treasury has also sanctioned five people, and three entities tied to Russia's occupation of Crimea, which it annexed in 2014.
US President Joe Biden has issued an executive order authorising the US government to sanction any sector of the Russian economy and used it to restrict Russia's ability to issue sovereign debt to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2020 US election......READ MORE
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