CNBC quotes Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ian Brzezinski on why the new Russian sanctions are simply symbolic: 

“In this case, the impact is on the individual, and on a strategic level, these additional sanctions are symbolic in impact at best,” said Ian Brzezinski, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, who focuses on trans-Atlantic security. “It is a continuation of the West’s incremental approach to this crisis that has proved to date woefully ineffective. Continued incrementalism in this crisis will only be a recipe for continued conflict.”

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