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US Officials Are Split Over the Next Round of Russia Sanctions

  • One administration faction pressing for ‘secondary sanctions’
  • Others warn Putin will exploit any divides among allies
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Biden administration officials are divided over how much further the US can push sanctions against Russia without sparking global economic instability and fracturing transatlantic unity.

While President Joe Biden’s team rallied behind behind a sanctions plan it rolled out just after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the debate is more heated now that President Vladimir Putin has shrugged off the early economic penalties and is forging ahead with his war, according to officials familiar with the discussions.