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ANDY SEMOTIUK: Cutting Access To Banking and Immigration: Possible New Sanctions For Russian Invasion of Ukraine

03 Feb 2015 12:31 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

Cutting Access To Banking and Immigration: Possible New Sanctions For Russian Invasion of Ukraine

BY Andy Semotiuk 

A few nights ago an international demonstration in support of Nadia Savchenko took place. She is a Ukrainian pilot who was apparently recently captured in Eastern Ukraine and whisked off to a prison in Russia where she went on a hunger strike until death or return to Ukraine. She is currently being force-fed in a Russian hospital and today is in her 51st day of her hunger strike.

This is the latest development related to the spike in violence in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend after the Ukrainian loss of Donetsk airport in the ongoing war in which, according to the U.N., over 5000 people have been killed and over a million people have been displaced in Eastern Ukraine.  A recent meeting of European foreign ministers agreed to maintain sanctions against Russia while the dialogue on what more needs to be done to thwart Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine continues. Forbes Blog

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