Russia mocks U.S. sanctions

Putin has mocked the punitive steps President Barack Obama has taken so far in their post-Cold War game of chess — or chicken.
Associated Press
Mar 23, 2014
U.S. sanctions against a Russian bank and the Kremlin’s inner circle have pinched Moscow, but if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll his forces out of Crimea or deter him from doing any more land grabs, their effectiveness remains in doubt.

Putin has mocked the punitive steps President Barack Obama has taken so far in their post-Cold War game of chess — or chicken.

Putin made jokes of Obama’s decision this week to freeze the assets of businessmen with close ties to him as well as Bank Rossiya, which provides them support. Putin quickly retaliated by slapping travel restrictions on nine U.S. officials and lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain, who quipped: “I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off”

More serious repercussions loom if the standoff heats up.

For now, Putin said there is no need for further Russian retaliation, yet his Foreign Ministry said Moscow would “respond harshly”

Comments

The Big Dog's back

So pooh, if the US were to get into a ground war with Russia, whose side will you take?

Stop It

A ground war with Russia? Seriously? That is sooo last century. We quit eating with sporks, too. Time to catch up.

Donegan

It shows that Dog would like a war to glorify his god. He obviously hates democracy and wishes a king. Yes the Ukrainian leader was democratically elected and you support the coup. Face it your god is supporting a coup, You know the opposite of democracy. Anti-Democracy, Anti-freedom, Anti-American should be Big dogs mantra.

The Big Dog's back

So, you're on Putin's side.

Donegan

I'm for staying out of it as it is not my country and we have a hard enough time trying to keep you war mongering busybodys in check on our own soil. The ELECTED leader of the Ukraine asked for Putin to step in. Too bad you do not understand what democracy or a coup is or you might have a clue, but that would be asking too much from you. After all all you know is told to you by a glorified teleprompter reader.

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