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New U.S. sanctions on Russia take aim at key economic sectors
New U.S. sanctions on Russia take aim at key economic sectors

Citing Russia’s “continued provocations in Ukraine,” President Obama imposed new economic sanctions Wednesday on some of Russia’s largest financial institutions, energy companies and weapons firms. Among those sanctioned were Russia’s largest independent natural gas and petroleum producers, the Kalashnikov assault rifle’s manufacturer and a senior intelligence official. “We have emphasized our preference to resolve this issue diplomatically but that we have to see concrete actions and not just words that Russia in fact is committed to trying to end this conflict along the Russia-Ukraine border,” Obama said in the White House briefing room....

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