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Washington considers banning Russian ships - report

The Biden administration is considering denying Russian ships access to US ports, officials familiar with the issue told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. The move would be primarily symbolic, as Russian ships make less than 1% of cargo volume in the US.

"I expect an announcement from Washington today that will ban all Russian ships from our shores," Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, stated.

This extension of Western sanctions on Moscow would come after the United Kingdom banned Russian ships from its ports on Tuesday, including vessels owned or operated by any individual connected to Russia.

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