U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are WRONG! They do nothing but harm the average citizen, not the sleazy ones in their government!
Vladimir Putin's actions regarding Ukraine are 100 percent wrong. There is certainly no question about that. However, the U.S. placing severe economic sanctions on Russia's economy will neither harm nor dissuade the despotic Russian leaders; it will only hurt the Russian common people very much – 145 million everyday citizens!
I have extended family in Russia who have suffered very much in the past from a very damaging economic depression deliberately caused mostly by the U.S. as well as a few other Western powers. Some of my family in Russia were kids who were forced to grow up in abject poverty, and many are still struggling and poor because of what the United States did to them. I've been there myself and on various occasions have lived there for periods of time – so I've witnessed the poverty and the suffering firsthand!
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As a U.S.-born American citizen, I am at present a strong Democratic supporter, but I will not vote for any U.S. politician of any party who knowingly and deliberately condones hurting my loved ones. Let's make some much stronger and more sensible diplomatic efforts instead of forcing people to go hungry, live in poverty and struggle needlessly. The U.S. economic sanctions are wrong!