05.10.22

Daines Calls for Stiffer Financial Sanctions on Russia

Daines was first U.S. Senator to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, member of the Senate Finance and Banking committees, yesterday called on the Biden administration to impose tougher sanctions on Russia’s financial institutions following his visit to Ukraine. 

Following my visit to Ukraine last month, it is abundantly clear to me that the U.S. needs to take additional steps to stop Putin’s atrocious war crimes. I appreciate the Administration’s announcement of new sanctions on executives from Gazprombank and Sberbank, but believe further action is necessary. We must act to end this war expeditiously, and that means immediately ratcheting up sanctions on Russia and Vladimir Putin himself,” Daines wrote.

Read the full letter to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen HERE.

Daines was the first U.S. Senator to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion. After returning, he pushed President Biden to take immediate actions to support Ukraine including reestablishing the embassy and sending more lethal aid.

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler