WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States unleashed some of its toughest actions against Russian President Vladimir Putin right after he sent his troops to Ukraine. Polls in the United States show that people want Washington to do more. So what is left, financially, diplomatically and militarily, to increase the pressure?
The United States could achieve strong results from any number of next steps, according to current and former U.S. economists and officials. He could simply persist in pouring money and powerful weapons into Ukraine – a likely path. He could even pledge to end some of the Kremlin’s incursions into American political and financial systems, which is also conceivable.