Biden bans Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

Zeke Miller, Mike Balsamo and Josh BoakThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil imports, Tuesday, March 8, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter.The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports, which had been a glaring omission in the massive sanctions put in place on Russia over the invasion. Energy exports have kept a steady stream of cash flowing to Russia despite otherwise severe restrictions on its financial sector.The U.S. will be acting in close consultation with European allies, who are more dependent on Russian energy supplies. The European Union thi
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