Sanctions fail to curb Moscow’s violence

Biden administration officials this week warned the conflict in Ukraine is likely to be protracted as Russia shifts its strategy, underscoring the degree to which international sanctions have failed to stop the Russian invasion or force Moscow to reverse course.


President Biden disputed during a trip to Brussels late last month that sanctions were meant to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. Still, the U.S. and allies have continued to impose them in the hopes that they will make Russia an international pariah and increase pressure on the Kremlin and Russian economy over time.