Coats Calls for Sanctions in Russia to Protect Ukraine
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Mar 11 2014 3:28PM
U.S. Senator Dan Coats Wednesday introduced a resolution calling on sanctions in Russia in order to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
The push for action is a result of Russian President Vladimir Putin sending Russian troops into Ukraine after their Russian-backed leader was ousted. The resolution would condemn the action as a violation of international law and would call for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops.
Coats says actions of the Russian leader are dangerous and should be punished by having the country possibly kicked out of the G-8 nations.
He’s also urging FIFA to move the 2018 World Cup out of Russia.