Wednesday

4th May 2016

Ticker

US prepares financial sanctions against Ukraine

Washington is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest leaders if violence escalates in Ukraine, Reuters reports, citing unnamed congressional aides. Six people have died in the two-month long protests, sparked by President Viktor Yanukovich rejecting a treaty on closer ties with the EU.

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