West’s sanctions on Russia: Are they just for show?

Let me know what you think.

STI News

Big, big sigh of relief among Russia’s super-rich, as the West announces “smart sanctions” On Sunday, 96.7% of voters in Crimea’s referendum chose to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
Jim Bob‘s insight:

Alexander Nekrassov  former government Kremlin adviser has wrote this article as a Special to CNN.

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3 Responses to West’s sanctions on Russia: Are they just for show?

  1. I will ramble on here, so apologise in advance! Yes, sanctions are all talk. Russia have already welcomed Crimea into their fold, and the Western powers that be, haven’t even met to discuss any possible next steps! Maybe Russia should be left to get on with it, as more of the Crimea population is Russian than Ukrainian. I wonder why other countries have to intervene and decide a referendum in Crimea is illegal. In the UK, they never have any referendums concerning the most important issues. The electorate votes every four years, wow wee, how is that democracy in a political party two horse race! It is very crazy! No country can really take the moral ground! I suppose in the West, Governments are used to other countries Governments sticking their noses in their business, but Russia aren’t, so why threaten, and then maybe go to war, when the world has enough issues as it is! As Tony Benn once said, ‘if a country can find money to go to war, why can’t they find money to help people with’; priorities please! Governments need to rethink, and look at their own countries and issues first and foremost. Leave other countries alone.

    • tucsonmike says:

      I can’t disagree. In the case of the U.S. we have no strategic interest in Ukraine. Most Russians don’t see Ukrainians as a separate people. Their attitude is “Give it up, you’re Russians!” Also, Kiev is where the Russian state began, so they resent the fact it’s in a separate country. Kraina in Slavic languages means borderland. There was no such thing as Ukrainian nationalism until two centuries ago. Traditionally, it was the borderland between Russia and the Ottomans.

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