Daleep Singh, President Joe Biden’s deputy national security adviser for international economics has said that the United States’ plan is to degrade and downgrade Russia’s status as a leading energy supplier.
He said that the goal of the multiple sanctions on Russia by U.S and its allies is “putting the pain to President Vladimir Putin and making sure Americans don’t pay.”
Countries, especially in the West, have hit Russia from different angles with various sanctions since last Thursday when President Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.
And as the war enters the eighth day, there are growing concerns that the financial impact will be felt in the U.S, especially in higher gas prices.
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Singh told CNN that the U.S does not “have a strategic interest in reducing global energy supplies,” a maneuver which would “only increase prices at the pump for Americans, and pad Putin’s profits.”
He said instead that the plan is in “degrading and downgrading Russia’s status as a leading energy supplier.”
The presidential adviser said the Joe Biden’s administration aimed to cut U.S consumption of Russian oil while maintaining global energy supplies, adding “That’s really our goal.”
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