FILE PHOTO: The national flag flutters at the Russian embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine February 10, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
February 18, 2022
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Measures banning Russia from the SWIFT financial system are unlikely to be included in an initial sanctions package against Russia if it invades Ukraine, White House deputy national security adviser Daleep Singh told reporters on Friday.
Singh also said Russia would be unable to replace technology imports from other countries, including China, if the United States imposes tough export controls on the country.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Alexandra Alper; Editing by Leslie Adler)