The United States, along with the Group of Seven Nations and European allies, announced new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, targeting banks and the daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The U.S. says the sanctions are in direct response to the alleged war crimes committed by Russian troops on civilians in Bucha, Ukraine. Russia has denied targeting civilians in Bucha or elsewhere. Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have left the capital, Kyiv and are shifting their operations to eastern and southern Ukraine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says there’s no sign this conflict will end anytime soon.
Joining the discussion:
- Pavel Felgenhauer is a defense analyst and columnist for Novaya Gazeta.
- Anton Fedyashin is a Russian analyst and professor of History at American University.
- Eugene Chausovsky is a geopolitical analyst.
- Oleksii Riabchyn serves as an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
New US sanctions target Putin's 2 adult daughters as Ukraine braces for Russia's renewed offensive in the country's east: https://t.co/GUhQbzDWVJ
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