RUSSIA: Senior Russian officials blast US sanctions as ineffective, myopic.

Russian lawmakers have commented on a US State Department promise to keep sanctions against Russia in force, calling such policies shortsighted and reminding Americans that sanctions on Cuba yielded no results despite being in force for half a century.
If the USA learned nothing from the disastrous experience of their 55-year sanctions against Cuba, they can enjoy their sanctions against Russia over Crimea for 55 more years,” the chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Relations, Aleksey Pushkov (United Russia), tweeted on Wednesday.
The MP went on to point at inconsistency of the American foreign policy as the US manages to simultaneously condemn the “demarcation of state borders by force methods” while supporting Kosovo’s breakup from Serbia, starting a war in Iraq or delivering airstrikes on Syria.