Biden extended the “national emergency” decree over the conflict in Ukraine

Biden extended the "national emergency" decree over the conflict in Ukraine

President Joe Biden extended the national “national emergency” decree in response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Executive Order 13660 was signed by President Barack Obama back in 2014, following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, but it has expanded over the years as the conflict between the two countries intensified and culminated when Russia invaded a neighboring country last year.

The executive order includes certain sanctions related to Russia’s actions in Ukraine affecting American interests.

In February 2022, days before the Russian invasion, Biden issued another executive order that expanded the “national emergency” scope of previous executive orders that were scheduled to expire on March 6.

Biden’s decision extended the edicts for another year.

The actions and policies that gave rise to these executive orders continue to pose an atypical and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security and foreign policy. For this reason, the national emergency declared by Executive Order 13660 must continue beyond March 6, 2023.

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