May 2, 2014

Americans Want to Steer Clear of Ukraine

Bruce Stokes, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Americans back the kind of economic sanctions against Russia recently announced by the Obama administration. But even as allegations mount of covert Russian intervention in Ukraine, a war-weary American public doesn’t back getting tougher on Moscow. There is no appetite for significant military involvement in a region that few see as very important to U.S. interests. And even conservative Republicans oppose military assistance to Kiev, while Tea Party adherents are divided over the issue.

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TAGGED: Isolationism, Russia, Ukraine

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