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World Blinken opposed to immediate sanctions against Russia in the Ukrainian file

22:35  23 january  2022
22:35  23 january  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Ukraine-Crisis / USA-Blinken (photo): Blinken opposed to immediate sanctions against Russia in the Ukrainian file

by Arshad Mohammed

Washington, January 23 ( Reuters) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected on Sunday calls for immediate economic sanctions against Russia, believing that this would reduce the West's ability to dissuade Moscow not to attack Ukraine.

Russia, which has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers on the Ukrainian border and sent troops in Belarus for joint military exercises, denies any bellicose intent. But these maneuvers are aroused concerns in the West that threatened to impose severe economic sanctions in Russia if it invaded in particular Ukraine.

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The US Secretary of State added that if Russian additional troops entered Ukraine aggressively, it would trigger a significant reaction.

The Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski said last week at the Washington Post he was in favor of immediate sanctions, a shared point of view on Sunday by some representatives Republicans at the US Congress.

"We must act now. When it comes to repelling Russia, we have to be strength and not to be in a position (...) of appeasement," said ABC Senator Republican Joni Ernst , member of the US Senate Armed Forces Committee.

Chris Coons, a Democratian senator whose party is the majority in both Houses of the Congress, pleaded for his part to adopt a bipartite text for, "he says," demonstrate resolution and determination and Apply sanctions now ". However, it has added preferable to keep in reserve the strongest sanctions. (Reporting Arshad Mohammed, with Susan Heavey, French version Claude CHEndJOU)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial options being considered to punish President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine range from the sweeping to the acutely personal — from cutting Russia off from U.S. dollars and international banking to slapping sanctions on a former Olympic gymnast reported to be Putin’s girlfriend. Publicly, the United States and European allies have promised to hit Russia financially like never before if Putin does roll his military into Ukraine. Leaders have given few hard details to the public, however, arguing it’s best to keep Putin himself guessing.

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