Sanctions provide an option for U.S. policymakers to alter the behavior of a foreign nation or a specific group of people without military conflict.
Sanctions against Russia are expected to be renewed because full implementation of the Minsk agreements on peace in Ukraine hasn't been reached.
G7 leaders have agreed to keep sanctions against Russia in place as long as Russia continues to violate the Minsk agreements, President Obama said.
The international community must continue to sustain pressure on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, says Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
If you agree that bigger nations should not bully smaller ones, you probably oppose recent Russian aggression and support Ukraine's efforts to achieve democracy. That's...