Washington: The US State Department is considering designating Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” according to CNN’s Ned Price.
We’re taking a close look at the facts. We’re taking a close look at the law, ” According to Mr. Price, the US could designate Russia. “Whether it’s this authority or whether it’s any other authority available to us under the law, we will apply it if it’s effective and appropriate.”
According to media reports, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky urged US President Joe Biden to impose the designation on Russia.
The White House says US President Joe Biden will not visit Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Biden administration has no plans to send a high-level US official to Kiev anytime soon, according to White House spokesperson Jen Psaki.
The US had previously announced an additional 800 million dollars in military aid to Ukraine, including heavy artillery, anticipating a “wider assault” by Russia in eastern Ukraine.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden will hold a video call with US allies and partners to discuss support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
“The President convenes a secure video call with allies and partners to discuss our continued support for Ukraine and efforts to hold Russia accountable as part of our close coordination,” the White House said in a press release.
The US Treasury Department had earlier said the next phase of US sanctions would target Russia’s military-industrial complex.
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