U.S. Leaders Denounce Vote, Urge Sanctions On Russia

wochit politics
March 16, 2014 AT 11:08 AM
The White House and leaders in Congress vowed Sunday to impose tough economic sanctions on Russia in hopes of stopping further aggression into Ukraine, following what they decried as a bogus referendum in Crimea. "We reject the 'referendum' that took place today in the Crimean region of Ukraine," White House press secretary Jay Carney said. "We are working with our partners around the world, the Europeans in particular, to marshal forces against the Russians."