Western sanctions deliver only a slap on the wrist to Mr. Putin

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Author(s) The Washington Post editorial board
Source The Washington Post
Date March 17, 2014
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-putins-tactics-in-ukraine-demand-tougher-sanctions/2014/03/17/c2f53074-adf6-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html
Quotes-start.png Mr. Obama said Monday he will “calibrate our response based on whether Russia chooses to escalate or de-escalate.” Since a de-escalation looks at this point like wishful thinking, we’ll know that the president’s calibrations are adequate when they cause Russia’s markets to plunge rather than rally. 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.