Obama announces more Russian sanctions
March 20th, 2014
11:17 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama announces more Russian sanctions

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Thursday announced more sanctions on individuals and one bank in response to Russia's moves to annex the Crimean Peninsula, as well as a new executive order that authorizes possible further sanctions on what he called "key sectors" of the Russian economy.

"We want the Ukrainian people to determine their own destiny and have good relations with the United States, Russia, Europe - anyone they choose," the President  said in calling for continued diplomatic efforts to resolve the ongoing crisis over Russia's moves to annex the Crimean Peninsula.


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  1. barmax71

    I wonder how many republicans have kids in the armed services? Not flying over Texas to protect her borders during the Vietnam war service. I mean boots on the ground, ducking from bullets and taking covetage service. You know real soldiers. The republicans label themselves patriots, I can assure you our fore fathers would be embarassed as what passes these days as a politician. To the party of pro life unless of curse that life wheres camoflauge and has a rifle. Listen your guy had 8 years to spend this country into debt and wreck our economy. Sit back and watch Obama fix it. After Obama you can go ahead and elect whoever you want to run this country into the ground. Hell you can even vote the Candian Ted Cruz if you want to.

    March 20, 2014 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. Dead Bear

    I love all Republican armchair generals on here. I bet the lot of you got your political science degrees from Fox News university too... Pathetic how all of you absolutely refuse to stand united with our president regarding foreign policy matters even though his stance is similar to that of the GOP brain trusts Reagan and Bush. And you have the gall cry about how we have no influence around the world??? Spare me your alligator tears! Your party has down everything in it's power to undermine this administration from the get go. It's downright treasonous if you ask me. What a bunch of sore losers the GOP is!

    March 20, 2014 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. bobo

    WOW! A couple more people and one Bank! I'm sure those harsh sanctions will do it! LOLOLOL

    March 20, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. bobo

    The problem is Obama's Weakness! Six years of bowing down to people has only emboldened the war mongers to take what they want! This most of the time causes a lot more, large scale problems that ultimately end up in WAR!

    March 20, 2014 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Did he increase the number of Russians he sanctioned from 7 to 12?
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    What should he have done, or should be doing? Please, do start on the "had we been stronger in the first place...." routine. Okay? Please, do not start on the "what happened on the reset of Russian relations, either. Why?

    Russian relations were pretty bad when Obama took office, which is why the relationship needed a reset in the first place. Second, when Putin invaded Georgia in 2008, George Bush found there was little he could do militarily, despite the noises that John McCain was making back then....and now.

    So, I ask. What should he have done, or should be doing? You seem to have the vision to identify what is wrong. Do you have similar vision to tell us what is right? If not, then you have nothing to complain about whatsoever.

    March 20, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. Russia

    sorry, your Mr. President and European Union

    March 20, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  7. J Russ

    Does the president have the constitutional authority to impose santions on a foreign country? If a foreign country seized our assets wouldn't we view it as an agressive act............does this equate to a declaration of war?

    March 20, 2014 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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