US-EU sanctions against Russia: A barely veiled threat of war

Lantier, Alex
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/ukra-m18.html

Publisher:  World Socialist Web Site
Date Written:  18/03/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16020

In his speech on March 17, 2014 announcing sanctions against Kremlin officials in retaliation for the Russian-backed referendum in Crimea supporting secession from Ukraine and affiliation with Russia, US President Barack Obama made clear that the United States and its European Union (EU) allies would use all means necessary, not excluding military action, to humiliate and crush Russia.