What’s the current status of U.S. sanctions on Russia?

Adam Allington Dec 16, 2016
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands for the cameras before the start of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters September 28, 2015 in New York City.   Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

What’s the current status of U.S. sanctions on Russia?

Adam Allington Dec 16, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands for the cameras before the start of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters September 28, 2015 in New York City.   Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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President Barack Obama repeated his warning to Russia today about cyber attacks, saying in a press conference “don’t do this to us, because we can do stuff to you.” One option would be sanctions — but he noted that the U.S. already has sanctions on Russia, which were imposed in 2014 after Russia annexed Crimea. What is the state of those sanctions, and what other responses are available?

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