Putin made light of the fresh US sanctions, saying he would now open an account with a bank targeted by US punitive measures.
Russia To Hold Off On More Sanctions Against US: Putin
Credit: AgenciaAndes
March 21, 2014

Via AFP:

President Vladimir Putin on Friday made light of the latest US sanctions against his aides over the Ukraine crisis, saying Moscow would hold off on reciprocal punitive measures.

"You know, both in the first case -- the American sanctions -- and in the second case -- the introduction of a visa regime with Ukraine -- I think we should for now hold off on reciprocal steps," Putin told a meeting of his Security Council.

On Thursday, US President Barack Obama announced fresh punitive measures against 20 lawmakers, officials and billionaires believed to be close to Putin.

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