Sen. Mike Johanns says there are consequences for actions but empty threats won’t do much to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin.
That according Johanns, Putin has weighted the issue carefully and believes he can go into Ukraine but won’t pay much of a price for his actions.
Johanns says Putin does care about the economy and can’t withstand much. Senator Johanns idea… he says the European Union is dependent on Russia for their energy sources. He says a good idea would be to ramp up our energy production and assure our friends in the Union that the U-S is another good energy source.
Senator Johanns says this is not a situation where President Obama has to go it alone. He says there is strong support from the rest of the world and this is an opportunity to work with our European allies to put a strong plan in place.