Skip to comments.Russia Not Planning Sanctions Against Western Officials, Rogozin Says
Posted on 03/18/2014 11:54:38 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin denied Tuesday that Russia was contemplating sanctions against U.S. and European officials to retaliate for banking and travel restrictions imposed on officials involved in staging Sunday's referendum in Crimea, in which voters overwhelmingly voted for joining Russia.
The Foreign Ministry, however, said in a statement that Russia would retaliate in response to the sanctions, which targeted more than a dozen Russian and Ukrainian officials.
Rogozin told journalists that the Russian government was not considering imposing sanctions against the U.S. and the European Union because it does not view the asset freezes and travel bans seriously.
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Absolutely. Basic fact: the Russians did the right thing. Something the US and the EU have lost the will to do. If they ever had it that is...
If I was Russia, I’d throw out some short term sanctions on a few key us officials and then several A-list comedians claiming that they are under suspicion of being prankster that assisted Obama.
The comedians would not be able to resist such an easy gift for source material, and the publicity would shame Obama.
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