White House officials confirmed that they have finished preparations to impose yet more sanctions on Russia, though they declined to provide any indication what form those would take.
Press secretary Jay Carney insisted that the US would continue “active” preparation of more and more sanctions against Russia, and that they were “consequences” for Russia’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.
The State Department concurred on the sanctions, but said they would not be imposed until after tomorrow’s Geneva talks with Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union.
State Department spokesswoman Marie Harf insisted Russia had to “de-escalate” the situation in eastern Ukraine if it wanted to be spared the new sanctions, though ironically the White House has endorsed the military escalation in the region as necessary for “law and order” in Ukraine, and has not publicly counseled any caution in Ukraine’s invasion of protester-held cities.
6 thoughts on “White House Vows More Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine”
For good sake, get over it man, you lost and more you get involved more you will lose. Yankee go home, and take your bulldogs with you.
What a joke.
The reason they want to wait until after the Geneva talks is that they will go in with an ultimatum in which Russia will tell them to get stuffed. The empire will then issue another "symbolic" set of "sanctions." I agree that the US SHOULD be going in to the meeting to end and exit this quagmire gracefully, but unfortunately we're talking about a foreign policy team run by the Keystone cops. Now the US State Department has announced that they are now sending "non-lethal aid" to the Kiev junta.
Where have we heard this all before??????
My prediction: Russia will NOT allow the US or its Euro-flunkies to turn Ukraine into Syria. IF this "aid" begins to get more lethal – which history shows it always does – and the junta starts using it to mount incursions and attacks on the East, then Russia will probably impose a naval and air blockade of Ukraine to cut it off at the source. It's time for the US to do the de-escalating since everyone knows that they were behind the putsch in Kiev from day one – not Russia.
Maybe the NSA will launch cyber-attacks on RT.com?
When sanctions are placed on a country for doing nothing, then they lose all future deterrent effect. The thought process will simply become one where they put sanctions on us when we did nothing, so the next time they'll put sanctions on whether they do something or not. So why not do something next time?
Nothing ironic. Without the Russian mercenaries, there woiuld be no law and order problem in Ukraine. Clearly, Putin is trying to sabotage the 25 May elections, which suggests that he knows that there will be no pro-Russian majority in Eastern Ukraine. That ties in nicely with what I'm hearing from my friend in Kharkov.
Evil Empire. This Empire needs sanctions on it for invading Iraq. Where's those WMD evil empire?
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