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US and UK ban Russia oil imports, squeezing Putin on war

The US will ban imports of Russian fossil fuels including oil, with the move matched in part by the UK, though the latter will continue to allow natural gas and coal from Russia.

Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP / AFP

President Joe Biden said the US will ban imports of Russian fossil fuels including oil, a major escalation of Western efforts to hobble Russia’s economy that will further strain global crude markets.

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