pres. a. may tell u.s. & world t.v. viewers that the sanctions are having no affect but when a country loses 1/3 or 1/4 % of it's currency they are paying the price. even their main supporters russia & china will be influenced by their currency devaluation when they sell them products. do you thin russia & china will absorb the loss when they can sell product on the world market for a better price? i don't think so!
Russian defense ministry: Plane sent to intercept U.S. plane near border on Friday (Reuters)