But there are deep suspicions in Kiev that the Russians only went to Geneva to stall threatened Western economic sanctions.
Russia will be even more difficult to break with economic sanctions because it is the eighth largest economy in the world.
economic sanctions rarely hurt a disfavored regime or its powerful supporters, at least in the short run.
Backed by NATO solidarity and economic sanctions with teeth, it just might isolate Putin enough that he backs off.
One of the benefits of the economic sanctions imposed on Iran is that the regime was too weak to risk a second rigged election.
It has bolstered trade relations with Russia, China, and India to offset the consequences of US-led economic sanctions.
Iranian poverty, caused by economic sanctions, might be better than World War III, for instance.
The resolution was really about Security Council unity, the key to economic sanctions and political consequences.
The decision to circumscribe the use of economic sanctions against off-base discrimination made sense.
The committee further refined its concepts of economic sanctions during the course of its hearings.