July 30, 2014
West Sanctions Moscow, with Caveats
Trindle & Johnson, Foreign Policy
The Associated Press
The United States and the European Union unveiled new sets of economic sanctions against Russia and threatened to ratchet them up even further if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin continues to support separatists in Ukraine. Behind the tough talk, however, is a careful set of measures with so many loopholes that they are unlikely to hobble the Russian economy.
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