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West considers new sanctions on Russia

  • The U.S. and EU are likely to impose another round of sanctions on Russia, following heavy firefights in new regions along Ukraine's eastern border, and a NATO warning that stated Russia had moved "well over 1,000 troops" into the country.
  • Despite the severe escalation, President Obama ruled out military intervention in the region, but outlined the necessity to consider additional economic sanctions on Russia.
  • ETFs: RSX, RUSL, RSXJ, RUSS, ERUS, RBL, RUDR
Comments (7)
  • Energysystems
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    lol...ruling out military intervention and talking up sanctions? Amateur.
    29 Aug, 04:58 AM Reply Like
  • muoihanoi
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    more sanctions are right and... take time to cripple it
    29 Aug, 05:11 AM Reply Like
  • ThaiGhai
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    Exxon, Halliburton and Royal Dutch Shell will drive any further 'crippling' sanctions on Russia. Money trumps states right of nations...and Germany's greed for Russian gas and oil trumps NATO.

     

    Ukraine's political leadership (and courage) is being sold out by the cowardly 'West' to save the West's investment in Eastern Siberia.
    29 Aug, 06:11 AM Reply Like
  • taxman100
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    Actually, NATO overthrew the government of Ukraine in an attempt to continue their Eastern expansion. They have to have a reason for the coalition to exist, and to justify military spending by their member nations. Taking out Gaddafi has worn off, so a bigger target was needed.

     

    Anybody with half a brain knew how Russia would react to this. In the 90's Russia was broke, and suffered from weak leadership, when the Baltics joined NATO. Times are different now.

     

    The United States should have left NATO after the Cold War ended. Instead we will be sucked into being the collection muscle for the International Monetary Fund, while nearly every other NATO member sits in their cafes and enjoy themselves.
    30 Aug, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • Joenobody09
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    Ukraine's political leadership is composed of Neo Nazi. Seeing the comments here makes me feel safe to invest even in this market -- there are a lot of dumb people who cannot tell wrong from right. It is a walk in the park to take their money.
    29 Aug, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    America has definitely picked the wrong side in this situation. The Ukrainian neo-Nazis are bad news. The Russians of Donetsk and Luhansk should have never been entrusted to a Ukrainian government.
    29 Aug, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • Vintage_Video_Games
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    Whatever they can do to play the war card. Russia is a sovereign country and they will not be so easily blew over as the M. East countries have been.

     

    We are just ensuring our demise and the rise of an Eastern block of China, Russia, C. Asia and SE Asia.

     

    It will help them out to go ahead and build domestic sectors to replace us.

     

    Sickening... We need to stop this CIA bulls_it trying to paint an enemy where there is none.

     

    Many here on SA are brainwashed into thinking this is some kind of "Us Vs. Them". We are the aggressors, we have been so for the past 50 years. We are losing world domination and the Govt is doing all it can internationally and domestically to prevent the slippery slope that it will inevitably fall down. It is getting to the point where we are one situation away from a domino of events pushing our little control of a cliff.

     

    Changing political belief domestically and blunders like trying to fight Russia covertly will be the death kneel for the current way of things. 2016 will be the biggest hollywood play ever and if they fail to convince the people of that this show is real, we will see a very desperate "drunk sailor" take the ship down with it.

     

    Lets stop this nonsense and trade with Russia, the Russian people do not hate us, we do not hate them, we all have crazy rulers trying to do what they have throughout history, create war.

     

    Reminds me of the time when German and French soliders played soccer and stopped fighting, they disobeyed orders to go back to shooting each other. They were all executed to cap this contagious act of fellowship.

     

    And BTW- I would put my bets on the Eastern Hemisphere over the joke and indebted ponzu scheme that is Nato.

     

    Western Europe and America cannot continue this, one will drop out, then 2, then we will be alone and eventually be divided internally to the point where we cannot effectively prevent Russia from doing anything.

     

    Meanwhile we have been hitting Russia with cyberattacks, derivative strikes on their currency and commodities and these more obvious trade wars.
    30 Aug, 12:08 AM Reply Like
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