White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced Friday that the United States would impose direct economic sanctions on Vladimir Putin and his chancellor, as the European Union and Britain did. Although it did not go into further detail, this type of punishment usually serves to freeze the goods and financial assets of those who are subject to sanctions. However, it is not known what assets Putin may have under US jurisdiction.
The United States announced this Friday that it would enforce direct economic sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovfor the invasion of Ukraine.
“The United States will join (the European Union and Britain) in sanctioning Putin, the secretary of state and the entire Russian security team,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a press point.
Washington’s sanctions come after the European Union and Britain announced… freezing of the financial assets of the head of state of Russia and his chancellor in their respective areas.
It should be borne in mind that the president of the United States, Joe Biden, this Thursday announced a severe economic blockade on Russia, which includes limiting their ability to do business in dollars and sanctioning Russian banks which together have nearly a trillion dollars in assets.
However, this time a timely punishment was reported for Putin and his foreign minister, for limit its economic operations on US soil.
Putin and his chancellor’s assets could be frozen
According to a White House spokesman, the option to sanction Putin has been “planned” for some time and President Biden made the final decision over the past 24 hours, after speaking with his allies in Europe.
Sanctions against Putin include: United States travel bansaid Psaki, who on several occasions insisted that details would be revealed later.
Despite the US travel ban, Putin Yes, you will be able to continue your journey to the United Nations, which is based in New York.as have other officials from Iran, Venezuela and North Korea sanctioned by Washington in the past.
Although the White House has not provided details, economic penalties It usually serves to freeze the goods and financial assets of those who are subject to sanctions.
They are also prohibited from conducting financial transactions with any US citizen.which in theory makes it difficult for them to access a dollar-based international financial system.
However, it is not known what assets Putin, Lavrov and other members of their security team may have under US jurisdiction.
Despite these circumstances, Psaki rejects the idea that sanctions are merely symbolic gestures and considers that they send a “clear message” about Washington’s strong rejection of Putin and the actions he has taken in Ukraine.
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