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EU & US Approve Sanctions Against Russian and Ukrainian Officials

The European Union Foreign Ministers and the Government of President Barack Obama agreed to various sanctions against members of the Russian Government and several citizens of Ukraine, involved in the referendum held Sunday in Crimea. The EU approved in Brussels sanctions of travel and assets against 21 officials whose names have not been revealed yet. For his part, President Barack Obama announced the freezing of assets of 11 officials from Russia and Ukraine related to the military incursion on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. The Treasury Department will impose further sanctions on four Ukrainians, including the deposed President Viktor Yanukovych…
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Ukraine: Yanukovych Stated That His Removal Was “illegal”

Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych said Tuesday that his departure from the government of Ukraine, which occurred on 23 February was "illegal." He also said that he expects to return to power to restore order in the country, which is experiencing a political crisis with Russia after his departure from government. He added during a press conference, that he continues to be the current head of the Ukrainian military. After the dismissal of Yanukovych, thousands of inhabitants of the Crimea region in the southeast of the country, noted their desire to belong to the Russian Federation and called for a referendum…
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