The United States has decided on a set of sanctions against Russia that can be immediately imposed in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. It is reported by CNN citing senior US officials.
According to the interlocutor of the publication, the final package of sanctions in this case will depend on what scenario the events will develop. He said that Washington is no longer in a position where it only has a list of options. Now there are concrete actions that the United States is ready to take as soon as “Russian tanks cross the border.”
Earlier in the U.S. Congress presented a bill on new sanctions against Russia in the event of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. The document proposes to prohibit operations with the primary and secondary public debt of Russia, as well as to impose sanctions against the Russian banking sector and the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. In addition, if the situation escalates, the United States may demand that Russia be disconnected from the SWIFT international payment system.