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EU Imposes Sanctions On Ukraine, Russia Officials

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After a meeting lasting around three hours, the EU’s 28 foreign ministers agreed on a list of those to be sanctioned for their part in Russia’s seizure of Crimea and Sunday’s referendum on joining Russia.


“The ministers have just agreed on sanctions – travel restrictions & assets freeze against 21 officials from Ukraine & Russia,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister said.


He added that more measures would follow in a few days, when EU leaders meet for a summit in Brussels.


“They are expected to expand the list to include more senior figures closer to Russian President Vladimir Putin.”


Crimea’s leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favour of seceding from Ukraine in a vote condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West.


Following Sunday’s referendum, Crimea’s Parliament “made a proposal to the Russian Federation to admit the Republic of Crimea as a new subject with the status of a republic,” a statement on its website said.


The move, dismembering Ukraine against its will, would escalate the most serious East-West crisis since the Cold War.

Credit: Reuters

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