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originally posted by: paraphi
Why would the US want to "secure the Black Sea"? Current treaties limit warship traffic into the Black Sea.
If you can provide a plausible answer to this question then I will pose another question... The sanctions against Russia have been levelled because of Ukraine and meddling in Ukraine by Russia. The US sanctions are miniscule compared to the EU sanctions, so why are you putting so much weight on the US sanctions impact?
originally posted by: ratpunk
Both conflicts are for one simple reason. Taking the energy money from Russia.