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US, Canada, EU hit Russia with fresh sanctions over Ukraine

2019-03-16 10:00:19       source:The Aljazeera

March 16, 2019

The United States, in coordination with Canada and the European Union, has slapped new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses, citing Moscow's "continued aggression in Ukraine".

Six Russian officials, six defence firms and two energy and construction firms were targeted, either over the seizure of Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait, or for their activities in Russian-annexed Crimea or separatist eastern Ukraine, the US Treasury said in a statement on Friday.

"The United States and our transatlantic partners will not allow Russia's continued aggression against Ukraine to go unchecked," said Steve Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary.

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