US, EU Target Russian, Ukrainian Officials With Sanctions

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and European Union unveiled additional sanctions on Monday, targeting a number of Russian and Ukrainian officials, a move that follows a Russian military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, and Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

After a vote on Sunday in Crimea to break away from Ukraine, western leaders refused to recognize the results of the referendum, saying it occurred under threat of military intervention from Russia, which has moved troops into Crimea. Following repeated threats that such a vote in...
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