Why did the situation in Ukraine result in sanctions? Here’s an explanation.
Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine.
Russia Claims: Russia ordered a “partial drawdown” of troops from the Ukrainian border.
Fact: No evidence shows significant movement of Russian forces away from the Ukrainian border. One battalion is not enough. An estimated 35,000-40,000 Russian troops remain massed along the border, in addition to approximately 25,000 troops currently in Crimea.
|—||Secretary Kerry at NATO, April 2, 2014|
|—||President Obama on the situation in Ukraine, March 26, 2014|
Under Secretary Wendy Sherman visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, #Ukraine on March 20. As President Obama said, we support the people of Ukraine and their right to determine their own destiny.
|—||Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, March 19, 2014|