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U.S. to Ban Russian Vodka, Caviar, Raising Trade Pressure

  • Biden hits iconic Russian products in wake of Ukraine invasion
  • Kremlin has accused U.S. of waging economic war on Russia
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Biden Urges Ending Russia’s Preferred Trading Status
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President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S. is banning imports of Russian alcohol and seafood, as the White House looks to ratchet up punishment over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

The move impacts just a fraction of U.S. imports, but it targets iconic Russian goods including vodka and caviar. Biden also called on lawmakers to strip the country of its preferred trading status during Friday remarks at the White House.