Joe Biden’s sanctions are extremely weak and there is little doubt that Putin knew what they were, at least generally, when he pursued his assault on Ukraine. As it turns out, his sanctions include HUGE exemptions. They aren’t devastating as Biden described them.
AP reporter Matt Lee pointed out some of the HUGE exemptions and asked spokesperson Ned Price, “Can you point to something specific that is now no longer able to be talked about with Russians?”
He gave the usual non-answer blather: