Obama OKs Sanctions Over Russia's Move Into Ukraine

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 3:40 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday stepped up the U.S.' response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine's Crimea region, authorizing travel restrictions on officials and others deemed responsible for threatening Ukraine's sovereignty, and laying the groundwork for potential further sanctions.

The U.S. Department of State will put in place visa restrictions on a “number of officials and individuals” that the U.S. sees as responsible for “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the White House said Thursday in a statement. The action comes as Russian troops have...
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