A two-year-old Tweet from Joe Biden came back to haunt him this week.
The message published in February 2020 shows then-candidate Joe saying he’s prepared to go “toe-to-toe” with Russian President Vladimir Putin if elected.
“Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. He doesn’t want me to be our nominee. If you’re wondering why — it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him,” posted Biden.
The world reacted Tuesday morning after Russian troops violated international law and entered two regions of Eastern Ukraine: Unleashing harsh sanctions and economic restrictions against Vladimir Putin’s regime.
“Today, the U.K. is sanctioning the following five Russian banks: Rossiya, IS Bank, General Bank, promsvyazbank and the Black Sea Bank,” British PM Boris Johnson told Parliament. “And we are sanctioning three very high net worth individuals: Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg, and Igor Rotenberg.”
“Any assets they hold in the U.K. will be frozen, the individuals concerned will be banned from travelling here, and we will prohibit all U.K. individuals and entities from having any dealings with them,” Johnson added.
“It sends a clear message that the U.K. will use our economic heft to inflict pain on Russia and degrade their strategic interests,” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. “And we are prepared to go much further if Russia does not pull back from the brink. We will curtail the ability of the Russian state and Russian companies to raise funds in our markets, prohibit a range of high tech exports, and further isolate Russian banks from the global economy.”
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