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US Slaps Sanctions on Putin's Daughters Over Ukraine Invasion

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The United States has slapped sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughters over the country's invasion of Ukraine, AFP reported on Wednesday, 7 April.

Meanwhile, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a vote on Thursday, 7 April, to decide whether Russia will stay in the Human Rights Council, an official said, as per a report by AFP.

Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Parliament on Wednesday, 6 April that the conflict in Ukraine had global consequences, and that India would take care of its national interests.

In the aftermath of the Bucha killings, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an address to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday, 5 April, called for Russia's expulsion from the top decision-making body.

He also challenged the UNSC saying that if the council cannot find a way to stop Russia's actions in Ukraine, it should "dissolve", because it proves "there is nothing that you can do besides conversation".

Snapshot
  • As many as 3,400 civilians, including 121 children, have died in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, the UN has said

  • Twitter has introduced new measures against Russian government accounts in order to reduce the impact of official propaganda on the social network

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared in a taped video at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday

  • Zelenskyy addressed Russian forces as “murderers”, “torturers,” and “rapists” after hundreds of bodies of Ukrainian civilians were found on the streets of towns surrounding Kyiv

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10:45 PM , 06 Apr

UK Introduces New Sanctions Against Russia

The UK imposed fresh sanctions against Ukraine banning all new outward investment to Russia and expressed their commitment to cease all imports of Russian coal and oil by the end of the year, with gas to follow as soon as possible, The Guardian reported.

Further, eight new Russian oligarchs were added to the sanctions list.

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8:28 PM , 06 Apr

US Places 'Full Blocking' Sanctions on Sberbank, Alfa Bank

The US has placed 'full blocking' sanctions on Russian giants Sberbank, Alfa Bank, the White House said on Wednesday, AFP reported.

"US, G7 & EU impose severe and immediate costs on Russia for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha. They include sanctions on Russia’s largest financial institution, Sberbank, and Russia’s largest private bank, Alfa Bank. Prohibiting new investment in Russia," the White House said.

8:27 PM , 06 Apr

US Slaps Sanctions on Putin's Daughters

The United States has slapped sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughters over Ukraine invasion.

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Published: 06 Apr 2022, 8:49 AM IST
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