Feb 22, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
President Joe Biden has announced the U.S. is ordering heavy financial sanctions against Russian banks and oligarchs, declaring that Moscow has flagrantly violated international law by it actions in Ukraine.
Biden declared Tuesday he was responding to what he said was Moscow flagrantly violating international law with what he called the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
The U.S. president said he was also moving additional U.S. troops to the Baltic states on NATO’s eastern flank.
Biden joined the 27 European Union members who unanimously agreed on Tuesday to levy their own initial set of sanctions targeting Russian officials over their actions in Ukraine.