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Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Nothing that Obama Has Done Would in Any Way Dissuade Putin’

Charles Krauthammer thinks that American sanctions on several Russian individuals have done nothing to effect Russia’s economy or punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, saying instead that Russia’s stock market went up 3.7 percent following America’s response to the occupation of Crimea.

“Everybody understands that these sanctions are a joke,” Krauthammer said, explaining that real sanctions would target Russia’s energy and banking sectors as well.

“We have no leadership from the United States. All we get from this administration is air,” he said. “The real problem is that the next step would be, can be, might be, attack on the rest of Eastern Ukraine and there is nothing that Obama has done that would in any way dissuade Putin.”

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