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Biden and world leaders will unveil a gas plan for Europe, reports say

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The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials familiar with the plan believe President Biden and European leaders plan to announce LNG shipments will help Europe reduce its dependency on Russia for energy.

President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will meet in Brussels on Friday to make the announcement prior to his departure to Poland, according to the newspaper. However, the details have not been finalized.

During his time in Brussels, the president is also expected to announce new sanctions against Russia. According to two sources familiar with the matter, the sanction is intended to impose punishment on defense companies and subsidiaries, as well as members of the country's parliament.

Among the sanctions announced by the White House on Thursday were the sanctions against 328 Duma members, in addition to those against the Duma itself, 17 members of the board of Sovcombank, 48 state-owned defense enterprises, and others.

According to Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, an announcement will be coming regarding reducing Europe's reliance on Russian natural gas.

24 March 2022


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