In his remarks Thursday, President Obama announced additional sanctions on individuals within the Russian elite. The expanded list of sanctions also includes a bank. Commentators took to social media immediately to respond to the newest round of Ukraine-related sanctions–from both the US and Russia.
US offcl on call says that Bank Rossiya, identified as “crony bank” w/$10 billion in assets will be frozen out of Dollar. #Ukraine #$$$
— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) March 20, 2014
NEW: USA threatening to target Russia’s financial services, energy, metals and mining, defense & engineering sectors if Putin keeps going
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 20, 2014
The Council’s executive vice president Damon Wilson conveyed his support for the newest round of sanctions on Russia.
— Damon M. Wilson (@DamonMacWilson) March 20, 2014
Russia’s respose, a list of sanctions included Senators McCain and Menendez as well as a handful of senior White House officials.
— Peter Spiegel (@SpiegelPeter) March 20, 2014
meanwhile, Russia sanctions Ben Rhodes, John McCain, Bob Menendez, Harry Reid, Dan Pfeiffer, and…Mary Landrieu? http://t.co/lu5QszTsxb
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) March 20, 2014
The politicians and administration staff included in the Kremlin’s sanctions responded with pride.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 20, 2014
— Sen. Robert Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) March 20, 2014
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) March 20, 2014
Being sanctioned by President Putin is a badge of honor. #SanctionedByPutin
— Senator Landrieu (@SenLandrieu) March 20, 2014