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"There would have to be an investigation by the Department of Treasury, but I don't think it would be hard to find a smoking gun when it appears the room is on fire with illicit financing from Russia," Asher said.It's not just Russian-based banks that could be targeted. An analyst who follows corruption in Europe identified Austria and Latvia as home to banks that frequently launder Russian funds.Authentic Replica LV Men Handbags"What we are looking at is a number of economic measures," said Julianne Smith,canada goose jacket women senior vice president of Beacon Strategies. That starts with targeted sanctions but could grow to include visa restrictions and asset freezes for rich oligarchs, in the hope they will provide pressure on Putin.tissue paper honeycomb ball decoration
Smith, who served as principal director for European and NATO policy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense before joining Vice President Joe Biden's staff as deputy national security adviser, said the US may try to isolate Russia.Smith expects to see pressure on France not to deliver two Mistral helicopter carriers purchased by Russia.But bilateral relations between Paris and Washington seem to be close. When US Secretary of State John Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris on March 5, Kerry paid tribute to France's work in international crises,Isuzu Auto Parts not just the Ukraine."We especially thank our friends here in France for their partnership as we work to address these challenges and many others," Kerry told journalists after meeting Lavrov,Lululemon Women's Pants French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and other foreign ministers."For instance, Iran's nuclear program, violence in the Central African Republic — we're working together — [and] pursuit of reconciliation in Mali."

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