Sanctions for Russia?
(NBC News) – President Obama spoke again about the deepening crisis in
Ukraine Tuesday, saying Russia's actions are a violation of
“There is a strong belief that Russia's action
is violating international law. I know, President Putin seems to have a
different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. But
I don't think that's fooling anybody,” Mr. Obama said. “I think
everybody recognizes that although Russia has legitimate interests in
what happens in a neighboring state, that doesn't give it the right to
use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state.”
Mr. Obama said Putin's military intervention in Ukraine will ultimately drive other neighboring countries away from Russia.