White House Correspondent Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer gives her take on the latest news from the White House

THE WHITE HOUSE

VP Harris will host a public event alongside Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, while Biden appears to be laying low today.

DIGITAL ASSETS

Coinbase and Binance likely won’t impose sanctions on Russian citizens, unless required to by law.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Punishing sanctions are meaningless unless enforced, says Boris Johnson announcing the UK’s new Economic Crime Bill.

*All this and more ahead!

Good Morning DC!

Good Morning, DC!

The world is getting grimmer with each hour, and the humanitarian catastrophe is only getting bigger. According to the UN estimate, more than 1.5 million people have fled Ukraine. NATO has said none of its 30 members are willing to set up a no-fly zone, but the US has greenlit a plan to supply Ukraine with fighter jets. In Face the Nation on CBS Blinken said that the US is not seeking regime change in Russia. “The Russian people have to decide who they want to lead them,” he said. 

Blinken praised the bravery of the Ukrainian people and said that there are “plans in place” in case Zelenskyy is killed for continuity of the Ukraine government. 

“The audacity of the aggressor is a clear signal for the West that the imposed sanctions aren’t enough,” said Zelenskyy in his address. He also said that Russan attacks on civilians will never be forgotten.

After the call last night between Putin and Macron, the agreement has been reached that from 7 AM GMT this morning, March 7, a temporary ceasefire is in place so that the civilians can leave Ukraine through safe corridors. France believes that the channels of communication with Putin have to remain open. 

What’s the plan for the violent conflict to cease immediately? That’s the only question the world leaders should be focusing on. We need a Peace Treaty. 

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THE WHITE HOUSE

President Biden’s schedule for today remains open as we speak. The only event that’s known for today is a White House Press Briefing with Paski at 1pm.

Except for hosting a meeting on Thursday, March 10, at the White House with Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia, this week Biden will try to focus on domestic priorities. 

At 11:35 EST, VP Harris will hold a public event at the South Court auditorium along with the Secretary for Transport Pete Buttigieg. She will talk about the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments, and the Biden Administration’s efforts to deliver clean transit, school buses, trucks, and clean air to America. 

DIGITAL ASSETS

Despite calls from Ukraine to ban crypto for Russians, Coinbase and Binance wont do it unless required by law.  

TODAY’S CRYPTO PRICES

Bitcoin (BTC):$38,670.26

Ether (ETH):$2,561.54

SOL:$84.31

LUNA: $82.73

CVS is venturing into NFTs. 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Over the weekend, Vladimir Putin has said that the sanctions against Russia amount to a declaration of war.

Russia is going off the global internet starting March 11, it has been announced.  

Visa, Paypal, and MasterCard have suspended their services in Russia. Also, Netflix, TikTok, and Ikea,, among others. 

Across the pond, an Economic Crime Bill will be on the agenda in the House of Commons tomorrow. The UK is trying to lower the evidence threshold to seize wealth from the Russian oligarchs.

“Punishing sanctions are meaningless until properly implemented, and these changes will allow us to pursue Putin’s allies in the UK with the full backing of the law, beyond doubt or legal challenge,” said Boris Johnson. 

Today at Downing Street, PM Boris Johnson will host talks with Canadian and Dutch prime ministers.

And that’s a wrap for this Monday morning, March 7 2022. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first. 

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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...