Russian legislators “made fun” of President Barack Obama for being “too soft” on Russia after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, according to a NATO expert.
“The U.S. and the international community had a lot of powerful non-military options to raise the cost to Russia and make it more willing to stop killing Ukrainians,” Jorge Benitez of the Atlantic Council told Business Insider on Wednesday. “Obama’s sanctions are so soft, some Russian legislators made fun of him and begged the U.S. to sanction them.”
Benitez also blamed the European Union and United Nations, among others, for not doing enough …read more
Source: The Washington Free Beacon