White House press secretary Jen Psaki is expected to hold a press briefing on Wednesday.
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President Joe Biden has said the fight between Russia and Ukraine is “far from over,” but that the United States will stand with the Ukrainian people in their “fight for freedom.”
Biden’s comments came Wednesday at the North American Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference in Washington.
The United States on Wednesday announced a new wave of sanctions punishing “war crimes” against Russia that President Joe Biden said would cripple the country’s economy for years to come. The UK quickly followed suit, and more pain came from the European Union as the West tightened the economic screws on Vladimir Putin.
On a personal note, US sanctions have targeted the Russian president’s family, targeting his two adult daughters in addition to blocking two key Russian banks.
The latest sanctions underscore the economic pain Russia faces as evidence that its troops killed Ukrainian civilians leads to even harsher sanctions from the United States and its Western allies that erode Putin’s ability to to fight. Biden pointed out that the economic consequences could outlast the war.