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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TAGGED: Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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