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EU, US push ahead with sanctions against Russia despite ceasefire

Posted by seumasach on September 6, 2014

By supporting further sanctions the EU leadership are effectively inviting the anti-Russian forces in Ukraine, who they have backed from the start, to break the ceasefire. They are being grossly irresponsible and further tarnishing their reputation in the eyes of the wider world.

SBS

6th September, 2014

The sanctions tighten existing measures imposed in July, targeting more individuals with travel bans and asset freezes, as well as tightening access to capital markets for Russian oil and defence companies.

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said in a letter to European leaders that the new measures were an “effective tool” to “reinforce the principle that EU sanctions are directed at promoting a change of course in Russia’s actions in Ukraine”.

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