July 29, 2014

U.S., Russia Edge Toward Economic Warfare

Rob Garver, The Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

Russia and the West appear to be moving ever closer to full economic warfare as U.S. and EU leaders prepare new and harsher sanctions on the Russian economy and Russian lawmakers discuss legislation that would give authorities in Moscow the ability to eject companies from Russia if they are headquartered in “aggressor nations” – defined as countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Sanctions


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