Financial Times: Ukraine urges EU to join deeper US sanctions on Russia

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Ukraine’s pro-western president urged the EU to join his country in synchronizing sanctions regimes against Moscow with the sweeping measures introduced by the US on April 6 against Russian oligarchs and officials.

In a Facebook post announcing plans for “synchronization” of already deep domestic restrictions against Russia with the “unprecedented expansion of US sanctions against the Kremlin,” Petro Poroshenko addressed the EU, saying:

“I trust that the EU will similarly strengthen restrictive measures against Kremlin leadership.”

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