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US sanctions Russia after Putin sends troops to Lugansk, Donetsk******
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on developments in Ukraine and Russia, and announces sanctions against Russia from the East Room of the White House on February 22, 2022, in Washington, DC.
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced "the first tranche" of sanctions against Russia after Moscow deployed troops in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed two decrees, recognizing "the Lugansk People's Republic" and "the Donetsk People's Republic" as "independent and sovereign" states, and later ordered troops to enter the regions to conduct peacekeeping operations.
Lugansk and Donetsk declared independence following a vote during the height of armed conflict with Kiev in 2014. Ukraine refused to recognize their self-proclaimed status.
Calling Russia's move "the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine," Biden said in remarks delivered from the White House that his administration will impose sanctions on two Russian financial institutions - the VEB and the country's military bank – as well as on Russia's sovereign debt and three individuals.
He explained that the measure "means we've cut off Russia's government from Western financing. It can no longer raise money from the West and cannot trade in its new debt on our markets or European markets either."
Biden also mentioned the suspension of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany, which Berlin announced earlier in the day. Additional sanctions will be followed if the situation escalates, he said.
The president also announced movements of US troops to the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, all of which are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and share borders with Russia.
Biden said that the United States has "no intention of fighting Russia" but will "abide by" its commitments to NATO.
Following Moscow's recognition of Lugansk and Donetsk, Biden signed an executive order on Monday banning Americans from doing businesses in the two regions.
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called off a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov scheduled for Thursday.
During a joint press briefing at the State Department with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Blinken said it makes little sense to hold a meeting with Lavrov following the Russian moves.
Sequel to Chinese blockbuster "Changjin" in the works******
BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Patriotic Chinese blockbuster "The Battle at Lake Changjin" is set to have a sequel literally known as "Water Gate Bridge," with the return of stars Wu Jing, Jackson Yee, and other principal members of the original cast.
The news, broken Thursday evening by the movie's social media account, soon made headlines, generating more than 250,000 retweets in four hours of the Weibo post's release.
The new film, also co-produced by Bona Film Group and August First Film Studio, has the same directors as the original one -- Chen Kaige, Hark Tsui, and Dante Lam. Its release date is yet to be announced.
The sequel continues the story of Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) soldiers fighting bravely in freezing temperatures in a key campaign at Lake Changjin, or Chosin Reservoir, during the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953).
It follows the CPV soldiers of the same company taking on a new task, and this time their battlefield is a crucial bridge on the retreat route of American troops.
"The Battle at Lake Changjin," hitting Chinese theaters on Sept. 30, has moved many moviegoers to tears.
It tells of how the young CPV warriors were willing to risk it all to defend their motherland from the world's best-equipped army, despite their lack of food and warm clothing and amid the bitter cold.
Raking in a whopping total of over 5.37 billion yuan (about 839.63 million U.S. dollars) in 29 days, the war epic is this year's second-biggest earner so far, both in China and globally. It only trails domestic comedy "Hi, Mom," which has raked in 5.41 billion yuan, according to data by e-ticketing platform Maoyan.
It is currently the third-highest-grossing title of all time at China's box office. Maoyan predicts the film will complete its run with 5.5 billion yuan. Enditem
网红“发泄屋” 减压新奇方式 ******
原标题：网红“发泄屋” 减压新奇方式 | 组图
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