Obama-era foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes said Tuesday after President Biden announced fresh sanctions on Russia that Vladimir Putin was not ‘in any way caught off guard,’ nor did he seem to care.
Biden said two Russian financial institutions, VTB and Russia’s military bank, will face sanctions. He also said Russia’s sovereign debt will be sanctioned so Russia ‘can no longer raise money from the West and cannot trade its new debt on our markets, or European markets either.’
He also promised financial restrictions on a slew of Russian oligarchs and their families and announced plans to send more troops to the region.
‘I think again, the challenge here is, Vladimir Putin doesn’t seem to care. He knew that these sanctions were coming,’ the former White House advisor said on MSNBC. ‘I…
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