May 24, 2022

Russia adds its own bans as the nation faces sanctions over Ukraine

Russia responded to sanctions from the U.S. and other nations by announcing its own bans on more than 200 items on Thursday.

“The list includes technological, communication and medical equipment, vehicles, agricultural machinery and electrical equipment โ€” more than 200 types of goods in total,” said an order signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

“This measure is necessary to provide stability on the Russian market,” he added.

The Daily Wire noted that exceptions were included “for members of the Eurasian Economic Union (a Russia-led collection of former Soviet states), as well as Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to downplay the impact of sanctions on his nation, including an oil and gas ban by the U.S.

The new move may give the appearance of control by Putin, but is small in comparison with the isolation his country now faces. In addition to an oil ban, his country faces widespread sanctions on finances and business operations that have strongly hurt his nation.

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