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White House won’t lift sanctions despite Russian pressure amid looming food crisis

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The White House said on Thursday it won’t yield to Russian calls to lift sanctions over the war in Ukraine, as the Kremlin seeks to …
The White House said on Thursday it won’t yield to Russian calls to lift sanctions over the war in Ukraine, as the Kremlin seeks to shift blame for a looming global food crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin pressed world leaders on Thursday to lift the sanctions, claiming the West’s penalties are blocking the export of millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the U.S. will not budge.

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