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U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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Biden U.S President, travels Wednesday to Brussels where he will meet with NATO and and is expected to announce a new round of sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

“He will join our partners in imposing further sanctions on Russia and tightening the existing sanctions to crack down on evasion and to ensure robust enforcement,” said White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is due to virtually address Thursday’s NATO summit, and he said ahead of the meeting that he is expecting Western leaders to both add to their Russian sanctions and pledge more aid for Ukraine.

One key Russian industry that has been discussed for possible sanctions is the country’s lucrative oil and gas exports, but reliance on those supplies, particularly among European Union nations which get 40% of their gas from Europe, has raised concerns about the effects of such actions. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that his country would “end this dependency as soon as possible,” but that doing so immediately “would mean to push our country and the rest of Europe into recession.”

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On the humanitarian front, International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer traveled Wednesday to Moscow to speak with authorities about addressing those affected by the fighting in Ukraine.

“The devastation caused by the conflict in recent weeks, as well as eight years of conflict in Donbas, has been vast,” Maurer said in a statement. “There are practical steps guided by international humanitarian law that the parties must take to limit the suffering.”

France said it was sending health and emergency equipment along with a group of fire engines and rescue vehicles to the Romania-Ukraine border for Ukraine’s emergency service to use. (AP/VOA)

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