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Ukraine crisis: Obama signs bill on sanctions and loan guarantees

07 Apr 2014 1:27 PM | Anonymous

Relations between East and West remained strained over Ukraine, as President Obama signed a bill providing the country with 1 billion in US loan guarantees as well as sanctions on Russians on Thursday. Over in Lithuania, Nato jets took part in an air patrol which acted to reassure its Eastern European members, and halted military and civilian cooperation with Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea. Nato Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow explained the organisation’s actions: “A key part of the NATO response to the crisis with Russia over Ukraine is to strengthen deterrents and visible assurance for our allies on the front lines. So, I am very pleased to be able to see this kind of visible assurance and deterrents in action here, in Siauliai airbase.   Euronews.  Read More

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