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Kaptur says Putin want to reassemble Soviet Union

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Representative Marcy Kaptur had strong words for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that he has ambitions to reassemble the Soviet Union, nearly a quarter of a century after it fell apart.

This in response to a vote in Crimea that was 96% in favor of re-joining Russia. She say the election amounted to Russia holding a gun to Crimea's head.

She told 13abc that 17 leading democracies are united against Russia and what they consider to be an illegitimate vote. The alliance is working on financial and economic sanctions to isolate Russia.

"When visas are stopped for Russian oligarchs, when their kids can't go to school here anymore, when the banks in the West that they put money in all of a sudden put holds on their accounts, there are going to be pressures placed and we have to let that lock in."

 

 

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