By Alexander Miller, consultant in international politics, for Eurasia Business News – April 5, 2022

The new restrictive measures of the United States against Russia will include, among other things, a ban on all investments in the Russian Federation.

The press agency Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing its source, that the United States will take new sanctions against Russia in coming days. The new measures would tighten sanctions against Russian financial institutions.

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According to the sources of Reuters, the new restrictive measures will be announced on April 6. The new sanctions would affect a certain number of Russian government officials and their families, as well as some Russian state-owned companies.

Russia launched a military operation at 04:00 in the morning of February 24, with the official goal to “demilitarize Ukraine”, remove the Ukrainian government and protect the right of Russians living in Donbass, Eastern Ukraine. In a televised address to Russian citizens, President Vladimir Putin stated that circumstances “require decisive and immediate action from us, the people’s republics of Donbass  have asked for help.” 

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The Kremlin continues voicing that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. The Russian goals would be “demilitarization and denazification” of the country.

Ukraine and its Western partners sees the Russian military operation as an invasion and imposed strong strong sanctions against Russian state officials, banks, companies and oligarchs.

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