March 21, 2014

Corker: President Obama Should Target Russian State-Owned Companies with Sanctions

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on President Obama to begin imposing sanctions against Russian state-owned enterprises that were authorized yesterday in his executive order.

“The president’s additional U.S. sanctions announced yesterday were appropriate steps, and he should target a number of state-owned companies to send shock waves into Russia’s economy, demonstrating to the Putin regime that this is just the beginning if they intervene further in Ukraine,” said Corker.