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U.S. to Stop Importing Russian Fossil Fuels

U.S. to Stop Importing Russian Fossil Fuels

The U.S. will ban the import of all Russian fossil-fuel products in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday.” Today I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy. We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy,” Biden said from the White House, as CNN reported.

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