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Russia ignores U.S. threats of isolation


Russia ignores U.S. threats of isolation

By Dave Boyer and Ashish Kumar Sen
The Washington Times

Monday, March 3, 2014President Obama warned Russia on Monday of possible U.S. sanctions over its military land grab in Ukraine, but Moscow brushed aside international threats, tightening its stranglehold on Crimea and calling audaciously for a national unity government in Kiev.In Washington, Mr. Obama said the world is “largely united” against Russia’s military action and he is considering economic and diplomatic steps that would gradually isolate Russia. He criticized the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin for being “on the wrong side of history.”

“What cannot be done is for Russia with impunity to put its soldiers on the ground and violate basic principles that are recognized around the world,” Mr. Obama said. “Over time, this will be a costly proposition for Russia.”

But the U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions — while global markets panicked over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe. Fears grew that the Kremlin might carry out more land grabs in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, or elsewhere in the former Soviet Union, adding urgency to Western efforts to defuse the crisis.

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4 thoughts on “Russia ignores U.S. threats of isolation

  1. Putin claims that he has a right to invade sovereign nations to protect ethnic Russians. Maybe the ethnic Russians should stay in Russia.

  2. They are going to invade Brighton Beach next!

  3. Putin is laughing at Barry.

  4. Clearly Bush’s fault

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