US renews national emergency regarding Russia

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The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has renewed for another year the national emergency declaration regarding Russia, applied in April 2021 for “harmful foreign activities” from Moscow.

With 90 days to expire, the president has asked Congress to extend this measure, which is reviewed every year, given the danger that the situation in the country poses to the United States.

Specifically, it details as dangerous “attempts to undermine free, fair and democratic elections, as well as the democratic institutions of the United States and its allies; facilitate and participate in malicious activities in the field of cybersecurity; promote and use transnational corruption to influence governments foreigners, carry out extraterritorial actions that attack dissidents or journalists, undermine the security of countries and regions important to US security, and violate international law, including failing to respect the territorial integrity of states.”

“I have determined that it is necessary to continue with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 14024 with respect to specific harmful foreign activities of the Russian Government,” Biden said in a letter to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

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