Well the cat is out of the bag.....we are now Bluntly telling Putin will go after his defense industry? What do you think.....can we affect their Defense industry? Say we can.....does anyone think Russia will not retaliate in a major way? What do you think the outcome coming from this will be?
The next round of US sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine will target Russia's defense industry as well as individuals and companies close to President Vladimir Putin, a senior US official said Sunday.
"Starting this week, in coordination with our allies and partners, we'll be exerting additional pressure on the people closest to him, the companies they control, the defense industry. All of this," deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken said on CNN's State of the Union.
In a separate interview with CBS's "Face the Nation," Blinken said high technology exports to the Russian defense industry would be affected.
"It is important for us to take further steps sending a message to Russia that these kinds of destabilizing activities taking place in Ukraine have to stop," Obama said in Kuala Lumpur.
Instead, he said Washington would focus economic aid to Kiev, with an estimated $37 billion being rounded up by Washington, the IMF, World Bank and others.....snip~
Sanctions to target Russia's defense industry, others: US