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BREAKING: US launches first of array of new sanctions against Russia as EU and UK prepare their response to Putin’s movement of troops into so-called DNR and LNR

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

The United States moved today to impose sanctions in response to Russia’s movement of troops into the two separatist enclaves of eastern Ukraine

The European Union and UK were announcing their sanctions later today.

The US has immediately signed an Executive Order (EO) of sanctions around any economic activity in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) which Russia drew condemnation for recognising as “independent” states.

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