JRL NEWSWATCH: “All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin’s Russia” – Bloomberg/ Henry Meyer, Laurence Arnold, Olga Tanas, Tony Halpin

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“… Since 2014, the U.S. has imposed travel bans, asset freezes and finance and trade restrictions against hundreds of Russian individuals and companies … a multinational effort …. 1. What U.S. sanctions are in place against Russia? More than 700 Russian people and companies have been targeted …. 2. Why were the sanctions imposed? … starting in 2014 after Russia annexed … Crimea and supported a separatist uprising in … Ukraine. … [and] after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election …. another round of measures in response to Russia’s ‘malign activity around the globe’ … [including the UK-based] nerve-agent attack … on … Sergei Skripal and his daughter … 3. Are more sanctions coming? Perhaps. … 4. Where does Trump stand? …. 5. What’s been the impact …? … curtailed investment and Russian access to technology, hitting economic growth. …. 6. … collateral damage? … 7. Who else has sanctions on Russia? The EU …. Other Western powers …. “

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