Show Putin the high cost of conquest

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Author(s) USA Today editorial board
Source USA Today
Date March 17, 2014
Quotes-start.png The immediate step, freezing assets of a few officials close to Putin, is a minor warning shot. The firepower can by multiplied many times by imposing embargoes, cutting Russia off from the international banking system or other measures — if Europe is willing to bear the cost. An even more potent step would be aggressive energy development in Europe, which over time would deprive Russia of revenue from its primary export and reduce its leverage. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia on the topic 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine.