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President Barack Obama announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Ju

Video Obama Announces New Sanctions Against Russia

Citing Moscow’s continued efforts to destabilize Ukraine, US president makes public measures which ‘will make a weak Russian economy even weaker'; says Putin has a choice to make More

Video US Ambassador: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

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19 Killed in Fierce Fighting Around Ukraine Crash Site

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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013.

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Identifying origins is consumer aid, not sanction, Belgian Economics Ministry says More


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Video New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday's sanctions announcement came as Ukraine's foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports.