Washington Deepens Russia Sanctions, ...

Washington Deepens Russia Sanctions, Energy Sector Now In Crosshairs

There are 70 comments on the Forbes.com story from Apr 28, 2014, titled Washington Deepens Russia Sanctions, Energy Sector Now In Crosshairs. In it, Forbes.com reports that:

Washington sent another shot across the bow of the Russian economy on Monday, escalating sanctions and now closing in on energy and finance.

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Chris

Toronto, Canada

#22 Apr 29, 2014
George wrote:
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What a cry baby, if you do not like facts then go somewhere and play like a good little boy.
You of all people talk about facts; that’s a good joke!!!

First, Ukraine stole Crimea from Russia; as it was the ownership of the Russian people, and they never gave it away.

Ukraine spent not less than 11 billion worth of Russian gas, without ever intending to pay; and made many other borrowings, which are still outstanding.

Ukraine was collecting the Rent from Russian navy in Crimea, for sitting on Russian historic land, and Russian were generous enough not to make an issue.

And that was not enough, but now Ukrainians were ready to backstab their brotherly Russian nation, by giving Russian historic port to NATO.

How low can a nation fall?

And all of these facts you cite in reverse.

You are a very funny clown!!!
Chris

Toronto, Canada

#23 Apr 29, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>US did not annex parts of Libya or Somalia like Russia annexed parts of Georgia and Ukraine. Shouldn't you worry about Arab animals killing each other like rats. Just in Syria close to 200.000 Arabs have been killed. Why worrying about Slavs? Putinko cares more about dictator Assad than his Slavic brethren. If this doesn't make you laugh I don't know what will.
The U.S. destroyed Somalia and Libya. Russia did not destroy any country!!!
Russia did not annex part of Georgia, or Ukraine; the citizens of South Ossetia, and Crimea separated from these two countries, which grabbed them illegally at the point of separation from the Soviet Union, and within which they did not feel happy. Russia only helped to people, which are their nationals.
Oliver Cromwell

Preston, UK

#24 Apr 29, 2014
George wrote:
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Quite the contrary, Russia was an active participant of making the rules that they WOULD protect Ukraine and her borders, the very ones that they invading to steal Crimea. By the way Clinton has not been active for over a year, where have you been?
He is talking about the Rules the US Regime made up after the cold War,in other words there are no rules,the guys with the Guns and missiles take what they want,so don't complain when Russia and others play by those rules.
WestNationsWorld WarMonger

United States

#25 Apr 29, 2014
George wrote:
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What a croc of shit, take your doomsday video and stick it where the sun does not shine, it is just crap anyway.
China is working with the US, EU and UK to diffuse the situation so why tell lies??? does it make you feel better, maybe like a superhero?? Well it is just lies so go tell them at the playground.
Did you know Obnoxious Western nations are bullying the world with their war machines...
WestNationsWorld WarMonger

United States

#26 Apr 29, 2014
George wrote:
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What a croc of shit, take your doomsday video and stick it where the sun does not shine, it is just crap anyway.
China is working with the US, EU and UK to diffuse the situation so why tell lies??? does it make you feel better, maybe like a superhero?? Well it is just lies so go tell them at the playground.
Why would China want to work with the Western Militant neo-imperalist War mongers who are Two-faced deceptive lairs... Most Western say one thing but does other, what trust in you to make peace,,,?
me
over 183 nations no longer believe in Western Diplomacy , And, why over 183 nations support little Cuba and give the big middle fingers to western nations like US/Isreal . you tell me/

Western nations been bully the world for too long, Karma has way set things straight! Better wake up the world is no longer believe you westerner warring barbarians! JAJAJAJAJA
G7NationsWorldWa rMongers

United States

#27 Apr 29, 2014
Avenger wrote:
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Yep land grab
It's to expand the Ruskie Empire always has been they have had countless border conflicts all over the Empire with neighbours.
I do think Russia trying to protect and afraid US invasion will surround it with missile silos and Armies,as US is provoking other nations to wars and US had been invading , bully and plundering... many nations worldwide , Yoou should read more on ugly US Warring interventionist histories of bullying nations around the globe.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#28 Apr 29, 2014
rio wrote:
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The US don't need to annex countries to control them.
They just put puppet governments.
The White House is responsible for more death worldwide than Putin ever will!
So Russia is annexing parts of Ukraine in order to control Ukraine. Why didn't you admit this earlier? I'm afraid Russia has lost Ukraine and whatever it's left forever.
rio

London, UK

#29 Apr 29, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>So Russia is annexing parts of Ukraine in order to control Ukraine. Why didn't you admit this earlier? I'm afraid Russia has lost Ukraine and whatever it's left forever.
Russia has retaken Crimea which was historically Russian anyway.

Russia doesn't need to annex the rest Ukraine to keep it out of NATO.
Federalism and instability will leave Ukraine out of Europe and NATO anyway.

Ukraine is important to Russia's security; Ukraine MUST not become part of NATO at any cost!

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#30 Apr 30, 2014
doesn't work. if works then far not the way it should. those considerable differences in sanctions and levelers us and eu use one after another cannot but clearly demonstrates the fact that there is absolutely no unity between europe and america in issue, no even a smell of that unity about which so much uses to speak now president obama. what would like americans hardly fits to eu. one must be a complete idiot to cut down the branch on which he sits himself. that race of stop lists and bans has already backfired europe, as eu is hardly going to launch its satellites into the space in the nearest future since us banned the cooperation with russians. not sure somewhere in eu someone is indeed happy with it. a high time for europe to quit. what next finally? sanctions against gazprom guaranteeing cold winter for the entire europe? no thanks.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#31 Apr 30, 2014
pemky wrote:
doesn't work. if works then far not the way it should. those considerable differences in sanctions and levelers us and eu use one after another cannot but clearly demonstrates the fact that there is absolutely no unity between europe and america in issue, no even a smell of that unity about which so much uses to speak now president obama. what would like americans hardly fits to eu. one must be a complete idiot to cut down the branch on which he sits himself. that race of stop lists and bans has already backfired europe, as eu is hardly going to launch its satellites into the space in the nearest future since us banned the cooperation with russians. not sure somewhere in eu someone is indeed happy with it. a high time for europe to quit. what next finally? sanctions against gazprom guaranteeing cold winter for the entire europe? no thanks.
Buy gas from Obama. I am sure he can show you a lot of gas to buy outside Russia. The problem is that would create a gas shortage in the USA and leave the USA with cold winter.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#34 Apr 30, 2014
rio wrote:
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Russia has retaken Crimea which was historically Russian anyway.
Russia doesn't need to annex the rest Ukraine to keep it out of NATO.
Federalism and instability will leave Ukraine out of Europe and NATO anyway.
Ukraine is important to Russia's security; Ukraine MUST not become part of NATO at any cost!
Too late, the EU paperwork is almost complete and Nato paperwork is next, if Russia makes a move on the border of Ukraine the paperwork will take 2 seconds and done, which I am sure Russia already knows. They have already been amassing troops and equipment in Poland. Germany is not happy with Putin and is pushing more EU troops to be ready. So Putin has put himself and Russia in a very delicate position both economically and militarily.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#35 Apr 30, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
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Buy gas from Obama. I am sure he can show you a lot of gas to buy outside Russia. The problem is that would create a gas shortage in the USA and leave the USA with cold winter.
The US has already started shipping LNG to Ukraine and Europe, because of the chance Russia will turn the taps off. Venezuela has also started shipping oil to Europe as has Canada. The danger to Russia is that these countries may have a better future relationship and will not return to Russia.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#36 Apr 30, 2014
George wrote:
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Too late, the EU paperwork is almost complete and Nato paperwork is next, if Russia makes a move on the border of Ukraine the paperwork will take 2 seconds and done, which I am sure Russia already knows. They have already been amassing troops and equipment in Poland. Germany is not happy with Putin and is pushing more EU troops to be ready. So Putin has put himself and Russia in a very delicate position both economically and militarily.
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Oh please! NATO wants no part of Russia. And, I do not believe for one second that the USA can deliver gas to Europe cheaper than Russia can do it. Plus, SAP is on the way. Know what SAP mean? It means "Structural Adjustment Program" such as what we see in Greece. That means devaluation of the Ukraine currency which means higher prices for EVERYTHING, including imported gas. In the meantime Crimea and the People's Republic of Donetsk will not have to worry about any of that.
UKRAINE IN NATO

Surrey, Canada

#37 Apr 30, 2014
Yes, Greece is doing well and its last bond issue sold fast!

In Crimea the banks are closed and water cut off, the economy is collapsing and Putin is planning casinos in desperation to create prostitute jobs for the wives and daughters of impoverished Russian Crimeans!

Why linger in a post-Soviet limbo of thug regime corruption and alcoholic despair when you can join the EU and NATO and enjoy REAL FREEDOM and REAL PROSPERITY?

HOORAY FOR FREE UKRAINE!

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#38 Apr 30, 2014
UKRAINE IN NATO wrote:
Yes, Greece is doing well and its last bond issue sold fast!
"Greece’s mountain of debt will decline more slowly than previously expected, the European Commission said in a Friday report

"As the country’s recovery from a debilitating recession creeps only slowly ahead, the report said, Greece’s effort to lower its nearly 319 billion euro debt by selling off state assets continues to miss targets

"Even so, Greece has made enough progress in trying to mend its tattered finances that the government still plans to press its international creditors to reduce some of the debt it owes them, in a round of negotiations expected this year.

"The report forecasts Greek debt, currently at 177 percent of gross domestic product, as still being as high as 125 percent of G.D.P. in 2020 and around 112 percent in 2022.

"Since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, the Greek economy has shrunk by about one-quarter.

"Greece is still grappling with a staggeringly high unemployment rate of around 27 percent. And while foreign investment has been picking up, it is still nowhere near the levels needed to make up for jobs destroyed in the downturn.

"The nation’s privatization program has also been slow to bear fruit."
Jew York Times report.( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/business/in... )

Wow!!! THAT really is some great economic news for Greece.
UKRAINE IN NATO wrote:
In Crimea the banks are closed and water cut off, the economy is collapsing and Putin is planning casinos in desperation to create prostitute jobs for the wives and daughters of impoverished Russian Crimeans!
According to the minister, the water supply system in Crimea will be modernized by the Russian government, taking into account the specific features of each region of the peninsula.

He added that groundwater reserves will help satisfy Crimea's needs.( http://rt.com/news/155724-crimea-water-supply... )

LOL! Yeah. Those Nazi cowards cut off the water supply as if that will bully Putin the Great. They must really be desperate to cut off water supply. But, I bet nobody dies of thirst any time soon.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#39 Apr 30, 2014
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>
You of all people talk about facts; that’s a good joke!!!
First, Ukraine stole Crimea from Russia; as it was the ownership of the Russian people, and they never gave it away.

What part of gifted do you not understand?

Ukraine spent not less than 11 billion worth of Russian gas, without ever intending to pay; and made many other borrowings, which are still outstanding.

Countries all over the world do this, its is not a big deal in the real world, get a grip

Ukraine was collecting the Rent from Russian navy in Crimea, for sitting on Russian historic land, and Russian were generous enough not to make an issue.

The fact that Russia was paying rent confirms that Crimea was Ukraine, why would they pay rent to themselves?

And that was not enough, but now Ukrainians were ready to backstab their brotherly Russian nation, by giving Russian historic port to NATO.

Nato is not an entity that owns land, it is an association of countries joined for the protection of its members. Russia has shown Ukraine it cannot be trusted so blame Russia for pointing Ukraine into the direction of joining Nato.

How low can a nation fall?

Well Russia has fallen as low as it can, the next lowest step for Russia would be a nuclear attack. Just ask Siberia how well they are being taken care of, Russia steals 90% of Siberian assets and Siberia must borrow money to survive, is that being fair?

And all of these facts you cite in reverse.
You are a very funny clown!!!
You are not a clown but a very sick individual that feels everyone should bow to Putin and sacrifice their families just for his gain.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#40 Apr 30, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
<quoted text>\
Oh please! NATO wants no part of Russia. And, I do not believe for one second that the USA can deliver gas to Europe cheaper than Russia can do it. Plus, SAP is on the way. Know what SAP mean? It means "Structural Adjustment Program" such as what we see in Greece. That means devaluation of the Ukraine currency which means higher prices for EVERYTHING, including imported gas. In the meantime Crimea and the People's Republic of Donetsk will not have to worry about any of that.
It is you and your buddies that think Nato and the US want part of Russia, not me. Go ahead and look up LNG going to Ukraine then, and no one said it was cheaper just that it is gas.

In the mean time Crimea has no water, gas being shut off so you think that is better?

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#41 Apr 30, 2014
George wrote:
<quoted text>
You are not a clown but a very sick individual that feels everyone should bow to Putin and sacrifice their families just for his gain.
If people do not want to live under Putin the Great, let them move to Nazi controlled west Ukraine. The People's Republic of Donetsk will not shed one tear when they are gone.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#42 Apr 30, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
<quoted text>
"Greece’s mountain of debt will decline more slowly than previously expected, the European Commission said in a Friday report
"As the country’s recovery from a debilitating recession creeps only slowly ahead, the report said, Greece’s effort to lower its nearly 319 billion euro debt by selling off state assets continues to miss targets
"Even so, Greece has made enough progress in trying to mend its tattered finances that the government still plans to press its international creditors to reduce some of the debt it owes them, in a round of negotiations expected this year.
"The report forecasts Greek debt, currently at 177 percent of gross domestic product, as still being as high as 125 percent of G.D.P. in 2020 and around 112 percent in 2022.
"Since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, the Greek economy has shrunk by about one-quarter.
"Greece is still grappling with a staggeringly high unemployment rate of around 27 percent. And while foreign investment has been picking up, it is still nowhere near the levels needed to make up for jobs destroyed in the downturn.
"The nation’s privatization program has also been slow to bear fruit."
Jew York Times report.( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/business/in... )
Wow!!! THAT really is some great economic news for Greece.
<quoted text>
According to the minister, the water supply system in Crimea will be modernized by the Russian government, taking into account the specific features of each region of the peninsula.
He added that groundwater reserves will help satisfy Crimea's needs.( http://rt.com/news/155724-crimea-water-supply... )
LOL! Yeah. Those Nazi cowards cut off the water supply as if that will bully Putin the Great. They must really be desperate to cut off water supply. But, I bet nobody dies of thirst any time soon.
Greece is at least healing and will come out of it just fine.

The minister in Crimea also said that the Russian budget cuts will not give Crimea the raise in pensions nor the budgets for converting the water for at least 5 years. so Crimeans must dig their owns wells or boil water. As far as oil and gas, if Russia cuts off Ukraine they effectively cut off Crimea and East Ukraine as well, they cannot ship oil and gas to Crimea because Crimea does not have a facility for receiving the oil and gas and making if of use, again another 5 years before that happens and a pipeline, well they need to build the bridge first and you guessed it up to 5 years before that happens.

Russia has closed the borders to Crimea as there is a mass exodus to Ukraine for a better life, that speaks volumes, however Russia is trying to force people to stay in Crimea now.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#43 Apr 30, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
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If people do not want to live under Putin the Great, let them move to Nazi controlled west Ukraine. The People's Republic of Donetsk will not shed one tear when they are gone.
Putin the GREAT, Roflmao, now that is funny. I can see Putin the Psychopath or Bipolar or Gay soldier but definitely not anything near great. His own citizens do not even call him that. The peoples republic of Donetsk, man you are just a real comedian today. Why on earth would you feel a minority in Donetsk would have the right to tell the majority of East Ukraine what to do, the best they can do is go home to Russia and not put their families in jeopardy, but no, they will stay and kill a few more until the Ukraine army fully deploys enough troops to round all of them up then they can form their own league in jail.

You of all people have this enormous slave mentality, even with Assad the terrorist, you feel you must bow to someone but in the US the country that gives you ALL the freedoms you want, you condemn, go figure

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