Sanctions against Putin possible over Ukraine crisis

04/21/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Washington – A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department recently stated that sanctions could be imposed against Russian President Vladimir Putin over the crisis in Ukraine. As reported by Reuters, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki commented on the matter in an interview on Twitter.

Psaki is quoted as stating in response to a question asked by Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy regarding whether personal sanctions could be imposed against Putin, “Yes. Impt (important) to lay out consequences. U.S. able to sanction people, companies, and sectors. Goal not sanctions. Goal de-escalation.”

As noted in the report, visa bans and asset freezes are among the sanctions enacted against officials in Russia and lawmakers allegedly linked to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine.

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