The head of the US Senate International Committee, Democrat Robert Menendez, announced the development of the “mother of all sanctions” against Russia during the invasion of Ukraine. RIA Novosti reports.
It is noted that the package of measures will have “devastating consequences” for the Russian people. At a hearing on policy towards Russia, the parliamentarian noted that in the event of an escalation in Ukraine, sanctions will be put into effect, the likes of which have never been seen before. He stressed that he had proposed including restrictive measures in the draft defense budget, but now he will look for other possibilities to include them in the legislative framework.
Earlier, during online talks, US President Joe Biden warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin about economic and other measures in the event of a military escalation in Ukraine. According to a statement from the US presidential administration, Biden also expressed to Putin the concern of the US and its European allies with a build-up of Russian military forces near Ukraine's borders.