As Russian tanks roll through Ukrainian villages and missiles bombard the country’s cities, the United States and Western countries have pushed back economically against the breach of international norms. The result? Severe damage to the Russian economy.
President Joe Biden repeatedly made it clear the U.S. will not send troops to fight the Russians unless the Kremlin decides to violate the territorial integrity of NATO. So instead of directly fighting strongman Vladimir Putin’s forces in Ukraine, Western powers have decided to wage economic war against Moscow to squeeze the country’s economy into submission.
“We are inflicting pain on Russia and supporting