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How Far Would Biden Go to Defend Ukraine Against Russia?

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fairly difficult
U.S. officials are vague about when and how they might punish new Russian aggression. President Vladimir V. Putin may doubt their resolve.
"We have administration officials in Europe trying to work towards coordinating what those economic measures would be," said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a Russia expert with the Center for a New American Security who advised the Biden transition team. She said such action could include sanctions on Russian banks and energy producers and the country's sovereign debt.

Nevertheless, American and British officials have discussed imposing tougher sanctions on people close to Mr. Putin, including some measures that were considered, but put aside, after Moscow's agents used a nerve agent in an attempt to kill a former Russian intelligence officer in Britain in…
Michael Crowley, Julian E. Barnes
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