US sanctions on Russia over Crimea ‘act of war and provocation’: Journalist

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The Obama administration’s policies in Ukraine and Russia reveals that the United States is the “most undemocratic” nation on earth, contrary to what the US government claims, a journalist in Missouri tells Press TV. 

“Despite all the rhetoric from the United States about being a democracy, we’re basically the most undemocratic country in the world,” said Dean Henderson, an author and columnist at Veterans Today.   

“We don’t support democracy anywhere, we just support stooges that will allow us to go into other countries and extract the resources of those countries,” Henderson told Press TV on Sunday.

Henderson said US sanction against Russia for annexing Crimea reveals America’s “undemocratic” principles because the vast majority of Crimean people voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.

“These sanctions are nothing more than a political theater, it’s an act of war (against Russia), it’s a provocation, it’s an attempt to start a world war to grow the economy,” Henderson said.

On March 17, US President Barack Obama issued an executive order that imposes sanctions, including assets freezes and travel bans, on eleven Russian, Crimean, and Ukrainian individuals for “contributing to the situation in Ukraine.”

This came on the same day that Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and formally applied to become part of Russia following a referendum a day earlier, in which 96.8 percent of Crimean residents voted in favor of the secession. The voter turnout in the referendum stood at 83.1 percent.


2 thoughts on “US sanctions on Russia over Crimea ‘act of war and provocation’: Journalist

  1. Everyone at VT appears stuck on the word democracy and lacks the ability to correctly use the word REPUBLIC.

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