Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

US, EU slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Europe | 2019-03-15 16:01:00
US, EU slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
The United States, together with the European Union and Canada, Friday slapped new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses in response to the country's "continued aggression in Ukraine."

"Today's action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia's unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate separatist government elections in eastern Ukraine," said a statement from the U.S. Treasury.

Six officials were targeted, along with six Russian defense firms, and two Russian energy and construction companies operating in Crimea.

Agencies
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Iraq sentences three French Islamic State group members to death      Algeria poll deadline passes with 'no candidates': state radio      Egypt unfreezes assets of Mubarak-era interior minister      2 Palestinians injured by Israeli fire in Gaza      Turkish university to offer education in northern Syria      Regime attacks kill 6 in Syria's de-escalation zones      UN chief rejects Yemen president's accusation of bias      Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi's Jizan airport by drone: Masirah TV