Joe Biden at a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021.


The Biden administration issued sanctions on Russia on Thursday, targeting more than 30 Russian entities and expelling diplomats over cyberattacks and election interference.

"The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable," the Biden administration announced. "We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear - publicly and privately - that we will defend our national interests and impose costs for Russian Government actions that seek to harm us."

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