Skip to comments.President Obama Imposes Sanctions on Individuals Over Ukraine Crisis
Posted on 03/06/2014 10:21:31 AM PST by maggief
President Obama has signed an executive order today imposing sanctions on individuals he said violate Ukrainian sovereignty or are "stealing the assets" of the Ukrainian people.
He said the sanctions were meant to "impose a cost" on Russia's action in Crimea.
Obama emphasized that new visa restrictions the U.S. placed on those who are opposing the Ukraine government continue our efforts to impose a cost on Russia and those responsible for the situation in Crimea.
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This move is shameful.
bump for later but it won’t do him any good.
Obama hits Russia with sanctions; Boehner offers firm support
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) backed Obamas announcement and pledged to work with the administration to help it keep President Putin in check.
I support the limited sanctions outlined by the president today to freeze some assets and block U.S. visas, Boehner said. This is a welcome first step, and we remain committed to working with the administration to give President Obama as many tools as needed to keep President Putin in check and prevent Russia from infringing on the sovereignty of any of its neighbors.
Boehner said Putin is counting on the United States to sit back and watch him do and take whatever he wants.
The Speaker has criticized Obamas handling of policy toward Russia, but Thursday he sought to show a unified front.
The House is expected to pass legislation later Thursday giving loan guarantees to Ukraine, and Boehner said work is continuing on a measure to allow the administration to place more sanctions on Russia.
Boehner did once again issue a call for the Obama administration to relax what he called a de facto export ban on natural gas that he said would weaken Putins influence in the region.
There is growing consensus that ending this defacto export ban would not only keep Putin in check but help our economy as well and help our allies in Europe, he said.
So what effect will this have on all those Russian river cruises that are marketed primarily to Americans, I wonder?
It looks like it might be a little more difficult renewing my Russian visa.
John McCain @SenJohnMcCain 6m
Good remarks by Pres Obama today on #Ukraine - working on legislation now w/ Senate Foreign Relations Cmte colleagues
maybe we can impose sanctions on individuals stealling assets of the American people but then we would have to jail 30% of american ciotizens, all the illegal criminals, and most of DC.
What’s he gonna do, force them to buy crappy health insurance?
It’s a sad sad day if the GOP lets the President ‘criminalize’ through executive order. It’s unseemly, though I care little for the Ukraine situation and rather the U.S focus on Latin American instead of Eastern Europe.
At the rate the Western World is importing culturally intransigent Muslims, the only caucasian that will survive will probably be the Russians.
This guy has a serious jones for punishing individuals with the power of government.
One thing for sure Crimea city want join Russian federation not suprising
What will the Clown Prince do when Putin shuts off the gas exports to the EU and Ukraine? Cry?