Russia’s ‘Frank Sinatra’ tops new sanctions list

February 16, 2015 2:56 PM

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Russia’s ‘Frank Sinatra’ tops new sanctions list

There are 19 people and nine organisations on the new European Union list of those subject to sanctions – including several armed separatist groups fighting the Ukrainian army. These organizations delight in names like: Death Battalion; Sparta Battalion and Cossack National Guard.

And there are also a few individuals who are extremely well-known in Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the new sanctions "contradict common sense" – the country has always denied that it has soldiers in east Ukraine, in spite of a number of Russian military officials appearing on the li...

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