The U.S. authorities on Wednesday, April 6, will announce new sanctions against the Russian Federation; restrictions will affect Russian financial organizations, state-owned enterprises and officials. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this at a regular briefing on Tuesday.

“I don’t have any more details <…> at the moment. <…> You can expect that they will be directed against officials of the government of the Russian Federation, their family members, financial institutions and state-owned enterprises belonging to [the authorities] of the Russian Federation. <…> These announcements will be made tomorrow,” Psaki said.

According to Psaki, additional U.S. sanctions will include, among other things, a ban on new investments in Russia. They are designed to weaken the key instruments of power.

She added that the U.S. administration does not see an opportunity to exclude Russia from the UN Security Council. Commenting on the statements of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and has the right of veto, she noted: “I think he obviously spoke <…> about his disappointment, which we share, that Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council. We don’t see the possibility of changing this.”

According to Psaki, the United States is trying to ensure that the Russian Federation has to make a choice between default and the use of its remaining foreign exchange reserves.

She added that Biden is convinced that a war between the United States and the Russian Federation would not meet American interests.