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US sanctions Russia after Putin sends troops to Lugansk, Donetsk******
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on developments in Ukraine and Russia, and announces sanctions against Russia from the East Room of the White House on February 22, 2022, in Washington, DC.
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced "the first tranche" of sanctions against Russia after Moscow deployed troops in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed two decrees, recognizing "the Lugansk People's Republic" and "the Donetsk People's Republic" as "independent and sovereign" states, and later ordered troops to enter the regions to conduct peacekeeping operations.
Lugansk and Donetsk declared independence following a vote during the height of armed conflict with Kiev in 2014. Ukraine refused to recognize their self-proclaimed status.
Calling Russia's move "the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine," Biden said in remarks delivered from the White House that his administration will impose sanctions on two Russian financial institutions - the VEB and the country's military bank – as well as on Russia's sovereign debt and three individuals.
He explained that the measure "means we've cut off Russia's government from Western financing. It can no longer raise money from the West and cannot trade in its new debt on our markets or European markets either."
Biden also mentioned the suspension of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany, which Berlin announced earlier in the day. Additional sanctions will be followed if the situation escalates, he said.
The president also announced movements of US troops to the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, all of which are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and share borders with Russia.
Biden said that the United States has "no intention of fighting Russia" but will "abide by" its commitments to NATO.
Following Moscow's recognition of Lugansk and Donetsk, Biden signed an executive order on Monday banning Americans from doing businesses in the two regions.
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called off a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov scheduled for Thursday.
During a joint press briefing at the State Department with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Blinken said it makes little sense to hold a meeting with Lavrov following the Russian moves.
NE China province aims to become world******
CHANGCHUN, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Northeast China's Jilin Province, located in the world's golden latitude of ice and snow similar to the Alps, has unveiled a blueprint to make itself into a world-class skiing hub as winter sports are gaining steam due to the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
The development plan of the ice and snow industry released by the provincial government on Thursday puts forward a phased target involving the major tasks and measures for the 2021-2035 period.
Jilin will strive to become an international ice-snow tourism destination with an industry scale of more than 250 billion yuan (around 39.08 billion U.S. dollars), attracting over 300 million winter sports enthusiasts by 2025, according to the plan.
The number of ski resorts in Jilin is expected to reach 100 by 2025 with the industry scale of ice and snow sports reaching 24 billion yuan, the plan stated, adding that by 2035, the province would become China's highland of high-quality ice and snow industry.
Jilin currently has 46 ski resorts with the total length and area of ski slopes reaching 298 km and 1,032 hectares, respectively. It ranks first among all provincial-level regions in China in terms of the area of ski slopes.
The province currently boasts 302 national-level ice and snow sports training institutions serving athletes slated to take part in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Enditem
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