Australia Unveils Sanctions Over Russia's Move Into Crimea

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. and European Union consider ratcheting up sanctions over Russia's military incursion and efforts to annex Ukraine's Crimea region, Australia on Wednesday announced sanctions of its own, targeting Russian and Ukrainian individuals that have threatened Ukraine's sovereignty.

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Wednesday that, in all, 12 Russians and Ukrainians would be subject to targeted financial sanctions and travel bans. The move follows Crimea's vote on Sunday to break away from Ukraine and join Russia and Russian President Vladimir...
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