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Sanction All Russian Banks, Ukraine’s Envoy to the US Urges

  • Private banks are aiding Putin’s invasion, ambassador says
  • She also seeks ‘sponsor of terrorism’ designation on Russia
Oksana Markarova speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11.
Oksana Markarova speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11.Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg
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Ukraine is calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to sanction all Russian private banks to help end President Vladimir Putin’s ability to wage war, according to Kyiv’s envoy to Washington.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s government wants the US to add a couple of banks per week to its list of sanctioned financial institutions, according to Ambassador Oksana Markarova, adding that she’s conveyed the request to the Treasury Department.