Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Europe

New England News
8:21 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia

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Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.

The Connecticut Post reports that Murphy told a gathering of Ukrainian-Americans on Saturday that refusal by the U.S. to participate in the planned Sochi summit of the eight wealthiest nations would send a strong message.

He also said the U.S. could cut off discussions on new trade agreements and suspend all current economic trade with Russia.

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