Sounds like Putin is using the same tactics that Obama has been using against conservatives and patriots.
Remember the threats over Sequestration?
Remember Dopey Obie shutting down the parks and monuments?
The big difference between Obama and Putin is that Putin isn’t afraid to face down his equals.
Obama uses his Police State to push WWII vets, cancer victims, and other citizens around, but folds like a $2 chair when challenged by foreign leaders.
Same thing we and every once powerful nation does. We just do it by withholding ‘financial aid’ of people won’t cave to our demands...such is international politics. Is anyone really surprised this is how the world works?