Congress targets Russian economy with sanctions, import bans

Gas prices are displayed at a Brooklyn gas station on March 08, 2022 in New York City. Gas prices are at record highs around the country as the Russian invasion of Ukraine causes global oil markets to surge. American President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil imports into America.

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Vice President Kamala Harris today condemned Russia’s air strikes on a maternity hospital in Ukraine as “atrocities of unimaginable proportions” and urged an investigation into the attacks.

Harris also underscored the United States’ commitment to “defend every inch of NATO territory.” The vice president visited Poland as part of an effort to show unity among NATO allies in response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, where the death toll has been rising.

Harris’ visit with a staunch NATO ally became partly a clean-up mission after a controversy erupted over a proposal to provide fighter jets to Ukraine.

The rift opened up after the United States declined Poland’s surprise proposal to provide Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter jets to the U.S. to give to Ukraine. When Harris met with Polish leaders in Warsaw, part of her job was to smooth over the flare-up.






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