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3/18/2014 (2 years ago)

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Dmitry Rogozin asks if 'some prankster' came up with list targeting officials

With the annexation of Crimea as part of Russia, U.S. President Barack Obama has listed 11 or so Ukrainian and Russian officials for tough military sanctions - to little effect. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin laughed off thee specific sanctions against him today asking "Comrade @BarackObama" if "some prankster" came up with the list.

A friend of action star Steven Seagal, Rogozin took to Twitter to tweak Obama, tweeting he thinks 'some prankster' came up with the sanctions list.

A friend of action star Steven Seagal, Rogozin took to Twitter to tweak Obama, tweeting he thinks "some prankster" came up with the sanctions list.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/18/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Sanctions, Russia, Crimea, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Among those facing sanctions are aides to President Vladimir Putin, top government official, senior lawmakers, Crimean officials, the ousted president of Ukraine, and a Ukrainian politician and businessman allegedly tied to violence against protesters in Kiev.

Many agree that the sanctions will not dissuade Russia from annexing Crimea. One such indicator arrived just hours after President Putin signed a decree recognizing Crimea as an independent state, perhaps an early step towards annexation.

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While U.S. officials have warned of additional sanctions for Russian action, it didn't seem to discourage the often outspoken Rogozin.

A friend of action star Steven Seagal, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin took to Twitter to tweak Obama, tweeting he thinks "some prankster" came up with the sanctions list. In a later tweet addressed to "Comrade @BarackObama," he asked, "what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn't think about it?"

Vladislav Surkov, another Russian on the sanctions list, also seemed unconcerned. A top Putin ideologue often called the Kremlin's grey cardinal, Surkov reportedly told a Russian newspaper, and "It's a big honor for me. I don't have accounts abroad. The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg and Jackson Pollock. I don't need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing."

U.S. officials said that "key ideologists and architects" of Russia's Ukraine policy were targeted. Some of the Russian officials, the officials said were included in the list for their role in curbing "human rights and liberties" in Russia.

The sanctions freeze any assets under American jurisdiction and prevent American banks from doing business with the named individual, essentially freezing them out of the international banking system. The sanctions also impose a ban on their travel to the United States.

The European Union announced sanctions today on 21 individuals that it plans to name later. U.S. officials told reporters that the American and European lists "overlapped" in some area, but declined to say how.

The White House move is unlikely to affect Russia's decision making with regard to Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Russia's stock market actually improved on the news that so few officials were included on the list.

U.S. officials have warned that if Russia does go ahead with annexation of Crimea, additional penalties will follow, with more, harsher measures to come if Russia attempts to enter eastern Ukraine.

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