Obama doesn’t really want to hurt his buddy too bad.
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Republicans denounced the Obama administration’s new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia on Monday for not being strong enough.

In a joint statement, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) called the new round “just a slap on the wrist.”

“The administration’s tepid, incremental sanctions are insufficient given Russia’s continued occupation of Crimea and ongoing actions to fuel unrest in eastern Ukraine,” Ayotte said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be deterred until the U.S. authorizes sanctions targeting Russia’s financial and energy sectors, she added.

Corker said Russia won’t feel the pain of sanctions until its oil and gas companies are targeted.

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