McCain introduced a bill with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Thursday calling for sanctions, and McCain said on KFYI that the administration should act as soon as possible.
“This thing could easily spiral out of control into a major international crisis. The first thing we need to do is impose sanctions on those people who are in leadership positions,” McCain said.
Putin may quickly attempt a power grab after the Sochi Winter Olympic, McCain added.
"He may try — and I emphasize may — try to have some partition of … Ukraine,” McCain said. “He is committed to keeping Ukraine as part of Russia.”
McCain said that Putin has "played us so incredibly."