April 22, 2022 06:44 GMT
- The US Deputy Secretary of State has issued a broadside toward Chinese support for Russia, stating that “material support” for the war in Ukraine from China would result in sanctions.
- US Commerce Secretary Raimondo spoke overnight, stating that US and allied action on sanctions have led to Russia’s access to high-tech imports and parts being cut by more than half. The targeted sanctions have frustrated Russia’s ability to manufacture and service military equipment, with tanks, satellites and rocket-mounting systems mentioned specifically.
- US Treasury Secretary Yellen cautioned overnight about a European outright ban on Russian oil imports, warning that it could hurt European and other economies without inflicting as much impact on Russia as hoped.