President Biden Unveils Harsh New Sanctions in Response to Relentless Russian Airstrikes

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President Joe Biden unleashed several more crushing economic sanctions against Russia, saying they’re designed to “maximize long-term impact on Russia and minimize the impact in the U.S. and its allies.”

“The United States is not doing this alone,” said Biden.

The new sanctions will block four major Russian banks from the U.S. financial system, freezing their assets.

“We will limit Russia’s ability to do business in dollars, euros, pounds and yens. To limit Russia’s ability to be part of the global economy,” said Biden.

Before the first light of dawn the Russian attack began, missiles raining down on locations near the capital, Kyiv.

Russian forces targeted military infrastructure, including airports across Ukraine, and seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, leaving stunned Ukrainian families to take cover in subways turned bomb shelters.

In a chilling tv broadcast, Russian President Vladimir Putin warning other countries to not interfere.

“Russia’s response will be fast and leave you such consequences, you will never face again what you face again, your history,” said Putin.

Biden remained unfazed in his response.

“Putin is the aggressor. Putin chose this war. And now he and his country will bear the consequences,” said Biden.