European Union toughens sanctions against Russia for military operations in Ukraine

September 13, 2014 1:30 AM

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European Union toughens sanctions against Russia for military operations in Ukraine

The U.S. is set to follow sanctions by European Union to restrict its access to Russian banks and freeze the assets of Russian politicians. The EU is ‘choosing the path of disrupting the peace process,’ said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The European Union tightened sanctions on Russia on Friday over its role in the Ukrainian conflict, restricting access to financing for top Russian banks, defense and energy firms and freezing the assets of senior politicians and rebel leaders.

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