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Biden extended the state of emergency in the field of US national security for a year.

Biden extended the state of emergency in the field of US national security for a year.

U.S. President Joe Biden has extended by a year an executive order that includes the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Russia, according to a document released by the White House.

“In accordance with Section 202d of the National Emergency Act, I am extending for one year the national emergency imposed by Executive Order 14024,” the head of state said.

The restrictions include freezing property and assets within the United States. Among the possible reasons for their introduction, in particular, are “undermining the conduct of free and democratic elections in the United States, as well as those of its allies and partners”, “malicious actions in the cyber sphere”, “encouraging and using transnational corruption to influence foreign governments“.


According to the document, in which the president notifies lawmakers of the extension of the decree, these actions are due to the fact that Moscow’s “hostile activities” pose “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States.”