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US, EU slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

AFP  |  Washington 

The United States, together with the and Canada, Friday slapped new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses in response to the country's "continued aggression in "

"Today's action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia's unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate separatist government elections in eastern Ukraine," said a statement from the

Six officials were targeted, along with six Russian defense firms, and two Russian and construction companies operating in Crimea.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:50 IST