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  4/29/2014, Nissan 29, 5774

Russia Accuses US of 'Bringing Back the Iron Curtain'

Moscow accused Washington of bringing back "Iron Curtain" policies in the showdown over Ukraine on Tuesday, as the West slapped fresh sanctions against key figures including Russia's military chief.

The Russian foreign ministry warned the sanctions were "absolutely counterproductive" and were driving the crisis towards "a dead end".

The sharp language underlined the Cold War echoes of the crisis swirling around Ukraine, which has opened diplomatic and economic fronts between East and West.