Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in standoff with U.S.

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Aug 2, 2017

Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in standoff with U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to risk escalating tit-for-tat sanctions with Washington because the only measures that would hurt the United States would also endanger Russia's fragile economic recovery. After U.S. lawmakers backed a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow, Russia last week ...