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After Russia sanctions, Biden says ‘time to de-escalate’

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday after announcing sanctions against Russia that for both countries “now is the time to de-escalate”.Biden described the sanctions, which are aimed at the Russian economy and dozens of individuals, as a “measured and proportionate” response to Moscow’s hostile actions against the United States.He said that during a phone call earlier this week he was “clear with President Putin that we could have gone further” but added that Washington is “not looking to…


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