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 US State Department: We Are Seeing a Dire Impact on the Russian Economy. President Putin Has a Choice to Make

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Sectoral sanctions imposed against Russia by the United States, the European Union and their allies must compel Russia to abandon the current policy towards Ukraine.

Jen Psaki, spokesperson of the US State Department, said about it on a daily press briefing, Censor.NET reports, citing the US Department of State.

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"I think with every week that passes, we're seeing more of a dire impact on the Russian economy. And obviously, President Putin has a choice to make. Does he care about the economy and the middle class people and people living in Russia, or does he care about continuing to take aggressive actions as it relates to Ukraine?"

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According to Ms. Psaki, "Our goal here remains continuing to impose costs to increase the - to impose sanctions to increase the costs and - on Russia and on - and to have an impact on Russia's actions. And obviously, with everything from the amount of nearly $100 billion in capital is expected to leave Russia, the impact on the energy, financial, and defense sectors, they're all feeling pain. And that's, of course, what we are hopeful will have an impact."


 
 
 
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