Biden To Implement More Sanctions On Russia After Putin Suspends New START Treaty

 February 23, 2023

Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended a U.S. nuclear treaty, on Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced he plans to implement more sanctions “this week” on Russia. The announcement came as Biden was

speaking in Warsaw, Poland, with Ukrainian flag colored lights reflected on the Royal Castle. Biden’s comments focused on Russia’s war against Ukraine. He then, without describing any specifics, said the U.S. will place more sanctions on Russia.

Biden said in his comments-

“Together we made sure Russia is paying the price for its abuses,” … “We continue to maintain the largest sanctions regime ever imposed on any country in history.”…“And we are going to announce more sanctions this week together with our partners,” adding… “We will hold those accountable for those responsible for this war, and will seek justice for the war crimes and crimes against humanity continuing to be committed by the Russians.”

- President Joe Biden

According to the State Department, since the Ukrainian war began last year, the Biden administration has imposed approximately 1,500 new and 750 amended sanctions and export controls against Russia. The impact of these sanctions has degraded the Russian weapons industry, imposed costs on many Russian oligarchs, and immobilized about $300 billion worth of Russian Central Bank assets. Preventing Putin a way to end the struggle, without impacting his domestic political standing, critics say the sanctions have caused the conflict to escalate.

Hours before Biden spoke, that same day, Putin announced the unilateral suspension of a 2011 nuclear pact, named New START agreement, that sought to limit Russian and American nuclear development. In his state of the nation address Putin said-

“I am forced to announce today that Russia is suspending its participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty,” he said. “The West uses Ukraine as a ram against Russia.”

-Russian President Vladimir Putin

Also, strongly criticizing the West for its so-called moral decay, or “spiritual catastrophe, “ Putin ended the agreement by adding-

“They distort historical facts and constantly attack our culture, the Russian Orthodox Church, and other traditional religions of our country,”… “Look at what they do with their own peoples: the destruction of the family, cultural and national identity, perversion, and the abuse of children are declared the norm. And priests are forced to bless same-sex marriages.”

-Russian President Vladimir Putin

Frances Martel, of  Breitbart News’s, wrote in a September report that-

“Putin has taken to raising social and religious issues during remarks about Ukraine, without offering any direct connection.” In September, Putin announced the “annexation” of four Ukrainian regions and claimed the Western countries were “Satanic.”

Adding that “The destruction of this Western hegemony is irreversible, the world will never be the same,” he insisted. “For great, historic Russia, for future generations, for our children and grandchildren we need to protect them from these experiments which aimed to break their soul and their consciousness. … We are fighting for our culture, for our language so that it’s impossible to cancel it and remove it from history.”

-Frances Martel, Breitbart News, September 2022

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