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herding cats

(19,569 posts)
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 09:12 AM Feb 23

Biden announces more than 500 sanctions on Russia after Navalny's death

Source: NBC

President Joe Biden on Friday announced more than 500 new sanctions on Russia over its war in Ukraine and the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny last week in prison.

Biden said the sanctions would target those connected to Navalny’s imprisonment as well as Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial base and procurement networks.

“They will ensure Putin pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home," Biden said in a statement of the sanctions. Biden noted the sanctions are timed with the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The U.S. is also imposing export restrictions on nearly 100 entities that support Russia’s military efforts and taking action to reduce Russia's energy revenues, Biden said.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-sanctions-russia-navalny-rcna140158

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Kid Berwyn

(15,170 posts)
1. Turn the 500 screws till Putin pops!
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 09:52 AM
Feb 23

Perhaps one of his partners in crime will remember bad things can happen to bad people.

Firestorm49

(4,044 posts)
3. Oh. That's nice. Now then, are we going to have a staff large enough to enforce the latest sanctions?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:20 AM
Feb 23

Apparently at the present time, many of the previous sanctions have gone unenforced - not by choice but by not having the staff or money to put teeth in the sanctions. I applaud Biden’s implementation of more sanctions, but this is all that we are privy to know. What goes on behind the scenes is a different story. God almighty, it seems that we are dwelling in a bad episode of the Twilight Zone.

JustAnotherGen

(32,091 posts)
4. They are live
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:30 AM
Feb 23
https://ofac.treasury.gov/recent-actions/20240223

It's my team's wheelhouse - I lead on (among other things) Global Trade Compliance.

Keep in mind - it's the businesses and individuals in the US who is responsible for complying with the law. You will be found out and punished - since Import/Export are pushed through the ACE and AES systems. As well - Financial transactions are heavily monitored.

cstanleytech

(26,381 posts)
6. Do you buy a new car when your car won't start ? No, you try other things first such as first making sure you have gas.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:47 AM
Feb 23

FredGarvin

(488 posts)
8. Is the Russian military going to be affected? How?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:58 AM
Feb 23

WTF?
We had semi-sanctions in place before this announcement?

cstanleytech

(26,381 posts)
12. There were and thus the gas. Now that we did that we move onto the battery and then if thats shot we move onto the
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:53 PM
Feb 23

next thing and the next until the car runs.

JustAnotherGen

(32,091 posts)
10. Who knows?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:59 PM
Feb 23

Generally when these are implemented - they are razor sharp. The last thing I want to do is cut the point of contact at Customer in the US off - because of a Name Match address mismatch at a 92% match rate.

IronLionZion

(45,689 posts)
7. We should refuse entry for Tucker Carlson and revoke his US citizenship
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:56 AM
Feb 23

since he's been shilling so much for Putin's Russia. More MAGA voters can join him.

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