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US, Canada, EU slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
March 16, 2019

The United States, Canada and the European Union have slapped new sanctions on Russian, citing what they said, Moscow's continued aggression in Ukraine.

The US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement that six Russian officials, six defence firms and two energy and construction firms were targeted, either over the seizure of Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait, or for their activities in Russian-annexed Crimea or separatist eastern Ukraine.

He said this joint initiative reinforces our shared commitment to impose targeted and meaningful sanctions in response to the Kremlin's attempts to disregard international norms and undermine Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.