Western powers slapped sanctions on more than two dozen Russian officials and their allies in Ukraine’s Crimea region this Monday afternoon. Ukrainian officials vowed they would never accept the territory’s annexation by Russia. Now the Russian parliament is expected to vote on whether to annex the breakaway territory in the coming days or not. The interim Ukrainian President, Oleksandr Turchynov said his government would do “everything possible” to solve the crisis diplomatically. In addition, Turchynov said Ukraine was willing to hold talks with Russia, “but we will never accept the annexing of our territory.”
Russian President, Vladimir Putin signed a decree that recognizes the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Crimea, says a statement on Russia’s Kremlin website. So, Russia’s president is not trying to be annexed with Ukraine because of this document that recognizes the independence of the Republic of Crimea. The main reason Russia wants nothing to do with Ukraine is because of the fear of demoscratic future, Turchynov said “The Kremlin is afraid of the democratic future which we are building, and this is the reason for their aggression.” President Barack Obama warned Moscow that, “further provocations will achieve nothing except to further isolate Russia and diminish its place in the world and Russian military intervention in Ukraine will only deepen Russia’s diplomatic isolation and exact a greater toll on the Russia economy.”
As a result, Washington’s sanctions targeted Russian officials and lawmakers, as well as Crimea-based separatist leaders, with financial sanctions for undermining “democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine.” In conclusion I think that Russia’s leader, President Vladimir Putin, is setting Russia for failure with this obnoxious, childish aggression towards Ukraine for all the wrong reasons because he seizes to realize how economically beneficial it is to annex to Ukraine and becoming allies instead of choosing isolation to remain powerful, because it will not take away from their power. President Barack Obama is taking the right actions to help Russia and Ukraine and ease war in an attempt to bring peace as well, which is admirable not only as a president but as a country and that is what we stand for freedom, justice, integrity and peace not war. In addition, the U.S is setting a good example by taking the leadership role to take action against Russia’s unjust aggression towards Ukraine.