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EU slaps asset freeze, travel ban, against 21 Russians & Crimeans' [PressTV]


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European Union foreign ministers impose sanctions against about two dozen people they deem responsible for the independence referendum in Crimea.

After a meeting in Brussels, the ministers slapped travel bans and asset freezes on thirteen Russian nationals and eight from the Crimea region. The names of the individuals under sanction have not been immediately released. Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Link-evicius has warned of more E-U sanctions in the coming few days. Meanwhile, the White House has ordered similar measures in the wake of the referendum in Crimea. The U-S sanctions apply to eleven individuals, including two top advisers to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, as well as to ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.



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