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US Imposes New Sanctions On Russia


United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that imposes a slate of new sanctions against Russia, as well as expelling 10 diplomats from the US, in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference.
President Biden says he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin about the sanctions when they spoke by telephone in a candid, respectful conversation on April 13.
Biden in a remark at the White House says the United States is not looking to kick-off a cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia but a stable, predictable relationship.
The White House says the order sends a signal that the United States will impose costs in a strategic and economically impactful manner on Russia if it continues or escalates its destabilizing international actions.