The Extension of Russian Sanctions is Ill-advised
Ukraine has a long history of being under Russian dominance and there was a time when most of its eastern parts were known Novorossiya, or New Russia. Its close ties to Russia cannot be denied and it is in Russia's interests to ensure that it has friendly relations with Ukraine.
The Extension of Sanctions on Russia is Ill-Advised
The Russian sanctions have had a detrimental effect in relations between the US and Russia. This post considers the manner through which this situation might only end up getting worse.