President Biden said Wednesday he was ready to ban imports of Russian oil and natural gas to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for his attack on Ukraine.
“Nothing Appears” when asked about the subject during a flight from the White House to Wisconsin.
The economic sanctions proposed by Mr Biden include the movement of Russian oil, which has angered some lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Administration officials say the measures are critical because otherwise the sanctions would lead to higher gasoline prices in the United States and harm Russian citizens, not the country’s elite with ties to the Kremlin.
Gasoline prices have already exceeded the $ 4 per gallon threshold at gas stations across the country, and in some states is approaching $ 5 per gallon.