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The Biden administration will sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and other top officials in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday. Earlier, the European Union and the United Kingdom announced that they, too, would sanction Putin, Lavrov, and several top officials. Other world leaders who have been personally sanctioned by the U.S. include Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As sanctioning a world leader is a rare step, Putin will likely see it as a provocation. However, as some media analysts noted, Putin does not hold significant wealth abroad. “The president’s strong view and strong principle from the beginning of this conflict … has been to take action in steps in alignment with our European partners and this is evidence of that,” Psaki said Friday when asked about why the administration is now choosing to …