US Issues Targeted Sanctions on Russian Elites

The US and EU rejected Crimea’s referendum Sunday, issuing statements and new sanctions outlining the West’s overwhelming disapproval of Russian activities in Crimea.

President Obama issued a new Executive Order (EO) with respect to Ukraine expanding upon an EO issued in early March. The Fact Sheet released by the White House outlining the recent EO is below. The full text of the EO is available here.

 Individuals targeted by the sanctions include:

The European Union adopted ten conclusions regarding the situation in Ukraine. The text of the Council of the European Union conclusions is below (emphasis added), and also available for download here (PDF).