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Biden to tell Putin he’ll face toughest sanctions yet if he invades Ukraine

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By Steve Holland and Andrew Osborn WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will use a high-stakes video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday to tell him that Russia will be hit with the toughest economic sanctions yet if it invades Ukraine, U.S. officials said. They said the sanctions, which a source said could target Russia’s biggest banks and Moscow’s ability to convert roubles into dollars and other currencies, were designed to dissuade Putin from using thousands of troops massed near the Ukrainian border to attack. The Kremlin has repeatedly deni…

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