U.S. President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on seven senior Russian officials and four Crimeans and Ukrainians deemed responsible for the move to annex the Black Sea peninsula, selecting figures close to President Vladimir Putin or involved in crafting the Kremlin’s policy on Ukraine. The EU imposed sanctions on 21 Ukrainian and Russian individuals.
The European Union imposed a second round of sanctions targeting 12 Russian political and military officials involved in Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine. As a previous step, the EU imposed sanctions on 21 Ukrainian and Russian individuals.
European Union governments sanctioned 21 officials deemed responsible for Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine, as EU countries favoring negotiations with Russia defeated calls for tougher initial penalties.
The European Union targeted a Russian state news service chief, labeled a propagandist for the Kremlin, while excluding business leaders from a new wave of sanctions over the seizure of Ukraine’s southern Crimea region.
Russia should set aside “false patriotism” and lure foreign specialists as it seeks to set up a high-technology center outside Moscow, said Vladislav Surkov, who’s advised the current and previous Russian presidents.