U.S. delegation arrived in Europe to coordinate possible sanctions against Russia
A U.S. delegation has arrived in Europe to discuss coordination of possible sanctions and export control measures that the United States and its allies intend to take in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The delegation includes representatives from the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce and will visit Great Britain, France, Belgium, and Germany.
All of this comes amid preparations for U.S. sanctions against Russia in case it invades Ukraine. Russia has deployed more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders, but denies planning an invasion.
In addition to discussing measures to be taken in response to the invasion, officials will focus on how countries will implement the steps, including what powers those countries have and whether it will require new laws.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan warned Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin could order an attack on Ukraine in the coming days or weeks. The United States, along with its allies, has threatened Russia with extensive economic sanctions if it invades. They could include financial restrictions and export controls.