From the Weekly Standard:

Megan Reiss, a national security fellow with the R Street Institute, said that the goal of the sanctions seems to be to pressure Putin himself, first and foremost, and the full spectrum of his inner circle’s activities—from supporting the Assad regime to organized crime.

“This is exactly the sort of action that Congress intended when it passed CAATSA: to apply pressure on bad actors propping up the Putin regime,” she said.

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