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  Adar II 18, 5774 , 20/03/14

US and Russia in Sanctions Battle

President Barack Obama of the United States said, Thursday, that he would increase economic sanctions on Russia because of the situation in Ukraine. He said sanctions would be imposed at next week's meeting of the G7 industrialized nations, adding that he did not want to, due to the possible effect of the sanctions on the global economy.

Russia responded to sanctions against Russian banks and senior officials by banning nine high-ranking Americans from entering Russia, according to Reuters. They included House Speaker John Boehner, Senator John McCain and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.

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