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US slaps sanctions on builders of Putin's $3bn bridge to Crimea

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Progress on the Russia-Crimea bridge as of March, 2016
Progress on the Russia-Crimea bridge as of March, 2016
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The Administration continues its wrongful sanction policy against Russia for its supposed 'invasion' of Crimea, by slapping sanctions on firms involved in building a $3b bridge (19km) from Russia to Crimea, which is otherwise cut off via land to Russia, except through strife-torn Ukraine.  However, these sanctions will be largely ineffective against the mostly Russian companies involved.  The U.S. continues to isolate itself from an increasingly multi-polar world while pursuing the Wolfowitz Doctrine of Unipolar American hegemony. 
Meanwhile the bridge should be completed by 2018.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

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