Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in 1941 in Moscow - 22 June 2014
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Ukraine conflict: US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia, saying they will make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

He said the co-ordinated actions of the US and European Union would "have an even bigger bite" on Russia's economy.

Pro-Russian rebels have been blamed for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine on 17 July.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 29 Jul 2014
  • From the section Europe
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