By The Chicago Times Staff
February 25, 2022
BRUSSELS – The United States, Great Britain, the European Union announced Friday they will sanction President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister for their roles in the Ukrainian invasion.
According to the Biden administration, the U.S. government will levy individual sanction of Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. In conjunction with the U.S. sanctions, the European Union and Great Britain announced plans to freeze Putin’s assets located within their jurisdiction.
Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., Oksana Markarova, told reporters that the individual sanction imposed on Putin and Lavrov was the right decision. Markarova added “It was President Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine.”
In response to Western sanctions, Putin has banned British flights within Russian airspace. Putin has also ordered a restriction on Meta-Facebook operations in the country since several Russian backed media sources had their accounts restricted on Facebook.