Russian aggressionby Steven A. Donaldson Native speaking English teacher
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Review on Russian aggressionThe European Union has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians as part of attempts to pressure Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
Among the 13 people facing asset freezes and visa bans are President Vladimir Putin's first deputy chief of staff Vyacheslav Volodin and the commander of Russian paratroopers Vladimir Shamanov.
Two pro-Russian separatists who helped organise independence votes in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk were also on the list, as well as Crimean companies PJSC Chernomorneftegaz and Feodosia.
The sanctions, criticised by Russia, are in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its support for Russian-speaking separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The EU had already imposed asset freezes and visa bans on 48 Russians and Ukrainians, and the US has introduced similar sanctions.
Meanwhile, pro-Russian insurgents in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have declared independence following a vote on Sunday and those in Donetsk are asking to join Russia.
It comes after Russia said the outcome of the referendum should be implemented "in a civilised manner without violence".
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