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1/23, 5:10 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US will withhold Russia sanctions until invasion - Blinken

The United States will not impose sanctions against Russia until Moscow decides to invade Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

The purpose of the sanctions is to deter Russian aggression. If the US imposes sanctions prematurely, the deterrent effect will be lost, he said in an interview with CNN.

"If a single additional Russian force goes into Ukraine in an aggressive way, as I said, that would trigger a swift, a severe and a united response from us and from Europe," the diplomat said.

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