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Putin’s war hurting American families at gas pump: Biden

Russia’s war against Ukraine has hurt American families with gas prices shooting up and it is going to rise further, US President Joe Biden said after announcing a ban on the import of Russian oil and gas.

McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coke and Pepsi all halt sales in Russia

McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Starbucks stopped sales of their best-known products in Russia, offering a united rebuke of the war on Ukraine by companies that define America for much of the world.

Ukraine seeks more air defense capabilities

Additional air defense capabilities are the number one priority for Ukraine’s military right now, the country’s US defense attache, Maj. Gen. Borys Kremenetskyi, said Tuesday after returning from a meeting at the Pentagon. “It can be ground based air defense systems. It can be fighter jets, whatever possible,” he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

US on banning import of Russian oil

The United States administration has said that it consulted its European allies before banning the import of Russian oil and gas while stressing that it recognizes not all of its partners were in a position to follow suit. This step is aimed at depriving Russia of billions of dollars in revenues from US drivers and consumers annually. Last year, the US imported nearly 7,00,000 barrels of crude oil and refined petroleum products from Russia daily.

Hospitals destroyed

Russia destroyed 61 Ukrainian hospitals. Ukraine Health Minister Viktor Lyashko says the Russian military has damaged buildings and medical equipment, reports The Kyiv Independent

Russia suspends sale of foreign currencies until September 9, AFP News Agency quotes Central Bank

US rejects Poland offer of jets for Ukraine as not ‘tenable’

The United States rejected a Polish offer to send MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via a US air base, saying the proposal raised “serious concerns” for the entire NATO alliance. Warsaw caught US officials off guard with the offer to deliver the Soviet-era planes to the US base in Ramstein, Germany. Under the proposed scheme, those jets could then be deployed to Ukraine, while the Polish air force would receive F-16 fighters as replacements.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree prohibiting the import and export of products and raw materials to certain countries

The Kyiv Independent quotes Ukrainian President Zelensky

“The world doesn’t believe in Russia’s future, doesn’t talk about it. They talk about us, they are helping us, they are ready to support our recovery after the war.”

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