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Biden Says Putin at Risk of Personal Sanctions Over Ukraine

  • U.S. has threatened ‘serious’ sanctions, but scope unclear
  • Biden prepares 8,500 troops, rules out deployment in Ukraine
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WATCH: Biden has once again mentioned serious economic consequences if Russia invades Ukraine.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden said he would consider personally sanctioning Vladimir Putin if he orders an invasion of Ukraine, escalating the U.S. effort to deter the Russian leader from war.

“Yes,” Biden said Tuesday in Washington, in answer to a reporter’s question about whether he could see Putin facing U.S. sanctions. “I would see that.”