Biden bans Russian oil imports in response to Ukraine invasion – as it happened

President: ban deals ‘another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine’Full story: Biden bans Russian oil imports over Ukraine invasionPoland to give MiG-29 jets to US for expected donation to UkraineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden said he is issuing this ban on Russian oil imports after “close consultation with our allies, especially in Europe”. He said the American people must understand that many of our European partners will not be able to join the US, a net exporter of energy, in this ban. “We can take this step when others cannot, but we are working closely with Europe and our partners to develop a long term strategy to reduce their dependency on Russian energy as well,” he said. Continue reading...

Biden bans Russian oil imports in response to Ukraine invasion – as it happened

Joe Biden said he is issuing this ban on Russian oil imports after “close consultation with our allies, especially in Europe”. He said the American people must understand that many of our European partners will not be able to join the US, a net exporter of energy, in this ban.

“We can take this step when others cannot, but we are working closely with Europe and our partners to develop a long term strategy to reduce their dependency on Russian energy as well,” he said.

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