Obama Aide: President Will Apply Sanctions Against Russians

wochit politics
March 16, 2014 AT 7:20 AM
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said Sunday, “We are putting as much pressure on the Russians as we can to do the right thing” in Ukraine. Voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine, now occupied by troops from Russia, were casting ballots in a referendum Sunday to determine whether Crimea will rejoin Russia. Pfeiffer also sidestepped the question of U.S. military aid for the new government of Ukraine, saying only that “we’re looking at all ways of assistance.”