"In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-Crimean-resort. Reprinted without permission from whatreallyhappened.com"
The world knows that Russia did not annex Crimea. [see politically-correct version here]
Perhaps you are having a difficult spell of SMD, (selective memory disorder), so let me re-orient you to 2014 in my exclusive way-back machine.
This was the year when the duly-elected president of Ukraine, Yanukovych, was deposed in a US/World Bank coup [see also how and why], thrown under the proverbial bus, and Poroshenko was installed as President.
You might remember (or most probably don’t) that even President Barak Obama, made a very public announcement in an interview that the US was definitely a part of that coup. [See Obama admits US complicity in Kiev coup and President Obama admits to US complicity in Kiev Coup]
You probably do not know, Mr. President, that Crimea had been part of Russia until Russian President Nikita S. Khrushchev annexed it to Ukraine in the late 50s, as he himself was Ukrainian.
Well, the Crimeans understood very clearly that there was no true representative in Kiev to whom they could turn. So they did something amazing.
They voted, in a free and fair referendum, to ask the Crimean people if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to join it, and overwhelmingly, the Crimean people voted to ask to join the Russian Federation, and their petition was granted.
You may recall, sir, that the US is a signatory to the UN Charter, which guarantees people the right to peaceful-self-determination; this is precisely what the Crimean people did, yet the US government refuses to accept what the Crimean people have done here.
Attempting to punish Russia for something it absolutely did not do, and lying about what really went down, makes the optics on this new sanctioning look really ugly, and punishing countries for what they have not done, is a very ugly way of having to deal with blowback.