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Obama Sanction Vows Against Russia Scoffed At in Congress

Warnings from U.S. officials that Russia faces the risk of additional sanctions if it doesn’t stop interfering in eastern Ukraine were mocked by lawmakers who said President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to deliver.

“Sometimes I’m embarrassed for you, as you constantly talk about sanctions and yet, candidly, we never see them put in place,” Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told administration officials testifying before the panel today. “I really feel like the sanctions threats have been very hollow.”