Russia is getting pummeled by more sanctions from the West

Russia is getting pummeled by more sanctions from the West
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appears on screens as he addresses the United Nations Security Council via video link during a meeting amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A bunch of countries, including the US, the UK, Japan, Canada and the EU, are putting even more sanctions on Russia now after those really troubling pictures surfaced showing civilians dead in the streets of Bucha, Ukraine.

A lot of these sanctions are going to target specific Russian companies and officials and their families, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

This is going on at the same time that the US is sending even more military aid to Ukraine, including 10 unmanned drones called Switchblade-600 that are designed to carry a warhead and crash into an enemy.

Key comments:

“You can expect … that they will target Russian government officials, their family members, Russian-owned financial institutions, also state-owned enterprises. It’s a part of the continuation of our efforts to put consequences in place, hold Russian officials accountable,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday.

“The American people are answering President Zelenskiy’s call for more help, more weapons for Ukraine to defend itself, more tools to fight Russian aggression,” said President Joe Biden in March, when he announced for the first time that the US would be sending drones to Ukraine.

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