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U.S. Extends Sanctions on Russia to 2017

U.S. President Barack Obama has extended sanctions on Russia — imposed by Washington over Russia’s impasse in a Ukrainian dispute — for another year, according to a direct published on a White House’s central website.

Existing measures will stay in place as “Russia’s actions continue to poise an surprising and unusual hazard to a inhabitant confidence and unfamiliar process of a United States,” according to a decree.

The sanctions will be enlarged until Mar 6, 2017, according to a document.

Obama sealed a direct introducing sanctions opposite a series of vast Russian companies and members of President Vladimir Putin’s middle round in Mar 2014 following Moscow’s cast of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and a actions in eastern Ukraine.

Restrictions were also imposed by a European Union and some other Western countries.

The U.S. has regularly pronounced that sanctions opposite Moscow can be carried after a full doing of a Minsk assent agreement, directed during stabilizing a conditions in eastern Ukraine.

The understanding includes a finish cease-fire, withdrawal of complicated weaponry, replacement of Kiev’s control over Ukraine’s inhabitant borders and holding giveaway elections in a region.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/561428.html

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