Blinken says 'no strategic interest' in Russia energy sanctions, resists calls for oil import ban

U.S. lawmakers have expressed bipartisan support for cutting imports on Russian oil and gas over fears that continued purchases essentially help fund Putin’s war. President Biden has resisted these calls, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki maintains that energy sanctions remain “on the table.” 

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Blinken echoed the administration’s caution on the matter, arguing that short-term impact might actually help Russia and hurt America.