Biden Expected to Announce Fresh Sanctions Against Russia Ahead of NATO Summit

U.S. President Joe Biden is set to announce new sanctions to Russia as he flies to Brussels today for the extraordinary NATO Summit scheduled tomorrow, March 24, 2022.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced this to reporters in a media briefing at the White House on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Sullivan did not elaborate during the media briefing on what these sanctions are but emphasized that there is a joint effort “to crack down on evasion and to ensure robust enforcement.”

“We have applied an enormous amount of economic pressure. And in order to sustain and escalate that pressure over time, part of that is about new designations, new targets, but a big part of it is about effective enforcement and evasion — applying the lessons that we’ve learned from other circumstances where we have, in fact, imposed sanctions on countries,” Sullivan said.

The extraordinary NATO Summit will bring together 30 NATO leaders to address the consequences of Russia’s invasion and the strong support for Ukraine.

Biden will also consult the other 29 NATO leaders on China’s potential participation in the conflict of Ukraine.


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