Putin’s comments came hours after President Barack Obama announced broader sanctions against Russia, targeting two major energy firms, a pair of powerful financial institutions, eight weapons firms and four individuals.
Pro-Russia insurgents have been fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine for four months now in a conflict that the U.N. says has killed over 400 and displacing tens of thousands.
In televised comments Thursday, Putin said the sanctions are “driving into a corner” relations between the two countries as well as the interests of American companies and “the long-term national interests of the U.S. government and people.”
Putin made no mention of the …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle