European Union leaders will sign a trade deal with Ukraine designed to give economic support to the beleaguered state in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
EU leaders, including David Cameron, worked late into the night on a new list of members of the Moscow regime to face travel bans and asset freezes in response to what the Prime Minister described as “unacceptable” actions by Russia.
US President Barack Obama stepped up action against Moscow by putting billionaire oligarch businessmen – including Vladimir Putin’s banker Yury Kovalchuk – on a blacklist of regime figures who will face sanctions from America.
But opposition leader Alexey Navalny, former candidate for Moscow mayor, said there should also be sanctions against oligarchs who have made a home in the West – like Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.
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