Defense News covers Senator Mark Warner’s address at the Atlantic Council:


If the United States truly wants to deter further Russian military action in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, it must hit Moscow where it hurts: Russia’s lucrative and politically influential oil and gas exports to Europe.That’s the message Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner delivered to an audience at the Atlantic Council here on Tuesday morning.

In recent weeks, the White House put together a sanctions package that limits the travel of key Russian and Crimean officials and imposes some limits on the international transactions of a Russian bank, “but quite honestly so far I think they’ve had very little effect, even to the point of being derided from the Russian side,” Warner said.

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