Harry Reid: U.S. Should Let Ukraine Crisis Play Out for a While Before Taking Action

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) recommended that the United States not attempt to impose new sanctions on Russia or its political leaders in response to the invasion of Ukraine until its European allies are on board with that policy. He recommended that the U.S. let the crisis play itself out for “a while” before taking any broader action.

In an interview, Reid said Congress should let the situation play out for “a while before trying to impose any new sanctions on Russia, which is dispatching military forces into Crimea — forcing the West to scramble for a response,” POLITICO reported.

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“The most important thing is for us –- the United States –- to make sure that we don’t go off without the European community,” Reid told reporters. “We have to work with them. Their interests are really paramount if we are going to do sanctions of some kind. We have to have them on-board with us.”

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