Russia’s War Against Ukraine: Overview of U.S. Sanctions and Other Responses

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On February 24, 2022, Russia launched an undeclared war against Ukraine, a country Russia first invaded and partially occupied in 2014. The United States and many countries around the world have condemned Russia’s “unprecedented military aggression” as “unprovoked and unjustified.” On March 2, 2022, the U.N. General Assembly voted 141-5 to demand Russia  "immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw” from Ukraine (47 countries, including China and India, registered abstentions or did not vote).

In response to Russian efforts to annex additional Ukrainian territories in fall 2022, the General Assembly declared by a vote of 143-5 that Russia’s actions had “no validity under international law.” The United States, the European Union (EU), and others have imposed a series of increasingly severe sanctions on Russia and substantially increased security, humanitarian, and economic assistance to Ukraine. FY2022 and FY2023 supplemental appropriations to date have included $66 billion in emergency assistance for Ukraine and other countries impacted by the war, as well as funding for U.S. European Command and other U.S. agency operations. In response to a request by the President, the proposed FY2023 omnibus appropriations bill includes about $45 billion in Ukraine-related supplemental funds. Congress also has enacted legislation enabling the expedited leasing or lending of defense articles to Ukraine (P.L. 117-118). The House and the Senate have passed related resolutions (H.Res. 956, S.Res. 546, S.Res. 589, S.Res. 623).

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