U.S. Joining EU on Russian Curbs Sets Stage for Reprisal

September 11, 2014 9:15 PM

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The U.S. will join the European Union in stiffening sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, prompting the government in Moscow to threaten retaliation.

The U.S. will “deepen and broaden” measures against Russia’s financial, energy, and defense industries, President Barack Obama said in a statement yesterday, hours after an announcement by the EU. The latest round of economic restrictions from both the U.S. and the EU will take effect today. Europea...

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