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US Imposes Sanctions on Russia Over Bloody Clampdown on Ukraine

…Says It Will Demand EU Collaboration

Apparently worried about the fierce and bloody fight between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters, the United States (US) has decried the escalation and frown at the Russian authorities’ support to the rebels in Ukraine.

US President Barrack Obama

US President Barrack Obama

US President, Barrack Obama in a national broadcast on Tuesday afternoon frowned at continued arming of rebels in the Ukraine, describing development as “unacceptable”.

Consequently, Obama announced sanctions on arms, finance and energy. President Obama added that US allies – European Union (EU) would join in the punishments and this would involve credit, finance and technological starvation against Russia.

Obama who observed the situation should not have gone the way it did now, noted that the new sanctions would have “more bites” on Russia.

In the main time, President Obama has pledged US full support to the government and people of Ukraine who just elected new President, Petro Poroshenko.

It would be recalled the ensuing onslaught which resulted to shooting on July 17 of Malaysia Airlines MH 370 Flight near Russian border. Over 250 passengers of different nationals in the Flight 17 perished. The Ukrainian troops and rebels have since traded blames on who was responsible for the firing of missiles which brought down the flight.

The U.S. State Department has however released satellite images to back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into Eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border in the latest Russian – backed rebels clampdown.



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