RIA Novosti: White House Waiting to See Influence of Sanctions on Russia’s Actions: Press Secretary


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White House Waiting to See Influence of Sanctions on Russia’s Actions: Press Secretary

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says that the US-led economic sanctions against Russia are a toll to affect the country's economy, but are not helping to change its behavior towards the Ukrainian crisis.
03:12 23/10/2014

WASHINGTON, October 23 (RIA Novosti) – The US-led economic sanctions against Russia are a toll to affect the country’s economy, but are not helping to change its behavior towards the Ukrainian crisis, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

“We’re still waiting to see whether or not those costs on the Russian economy will have an influence over the actions of Russia in that region of the world,” Earnest said during a briefing Wednesday.

Earnest said that the indication of a successful sanctions implementation would depend on whether Moscow starts to accept the terms to the…

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