Pelosi Statement on Biden Administration’s New Sanctions Against Russia

April 15, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Biden Administration announced a new executive order and additional sanctions to hold Russia accountable:

“The tough new measures ordered by President Biden make clear that the United States will act firmly and forcefully to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against America and our allies.  

“Under the Biden Administration, Moscow will face consequences for its destructive and destabilizing behavior – its interference in American elections, Russia’s cyber hacking, including its SolarWinds attack on the U.S. government, and its incursions and occupation of sovereign territory, including Ukraine.  Importantly, these measures further toughen our response.

“As these sanctions and other measures are implemented, the United States will continue to hold Moscow accountable for its assault on international security, human rights and democracy.  Working with our allies, the Biden Administration and United States Congress will put an end to Russia’s attacks on our security and our values.  The era of impunity for Moscow’s assault on the rule of law is over.”