Ukrainian peace negotiators were just poisoned at peace talks, expect a fresh round of sanctions
Joe Biden had previously wared that he would enact further measures against Russia in the event they used chemical weapons and cited to Russia’s prior poisoning of Russian dissidents as “chemical weapons” use by Russia. It now appears that someone has poisoned several Ukrainian negotiators and Roman Abramovich at the ongoing peace talks, where the Ukrainians stated that they would not give up claims to any of their territory. So what does this mean? Biden’s red line of chemical weapons use (using his own definition of equating poisoning to a chemical weapons attack) has been passed. So what further measures can Biden take against Russia? The only real economic options left that would have any real impact are to 1. sanction Russian oil, 2. sanction Russian metal exports (like Palladium, Nickel, Platinum) or 3. enact a blanket ban on all Russian trade (like the US has with North Korea). The coming days will see whether Biden actually follows up on his threats and what his actual response will be if he does.
Submitted March 28, 2022 at 07:34PM by ScipioAtTheGate
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