• Sanctions target two members of Ukraine parliament, two former Ukrainian officials connected to FSB
  • Auction is in addition to range of sanctions US is prepared to put in place with allies to impose 'severe' costs on Russia if it further invades Russia
  • Asked whether banning Russia from Swift financial system is being considered, says no option is off the table

The US is trying to dissuade Russia from invading Ukraine. Yesterday US President Biden said he believes an attack is coming.